Robert The Bruce statue,Marischal College at dusk, Aberdeen City, Scotland, UK
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:5472 x 3648 px | 46.3 x 30.9 cm | 18.2 x 12.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:18 August 2016
Location:Broad Street, Aberdeen, Scotland
A sculpture of King Robert the Bruce, that measures over 18ft high, has been unveiled outside Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen, Monday 09 May. Gathered at the statue were, Lord Bruce, Lord Provost Peter Stephen, Alan Beattie Herriot (Statue Artist and Sculptor) , Councillor Kevin Stewart and seven year old Master Benedict Bruce. Lord Bruce and Master Benedict Bruce – direct descendants of King Robert accompanied by the Lord Provost of Aberdeen Peter Stephen witnessed the ceremonial unveiling of the plinth by Depute Leader of Aberdeen City Council Councillor Kevin Stewart. The statue created by sculptor Alan Beattie Herriot was commissioned following a motion by Councillor Kevin Stewart. "This sculpture is the culmination of years of hard work by Mr Herriot, and the result is a truly iconic piece which will be cherished by generations of Aberdonians and admired by thousands-upon-thousands of visitors to our city." Sculptor Alan Beattie Herriot added: "Seeing the sculpture in place is amazing. I hope that the people of Aberdeen like what has been done. I rather think King Robert would be very proud." The total height of the statue including the plinth is 18ft 4in [5.6m]. The £120,000 statue was funded by the Common Good Fund which was originally set up by King Robert.