Friday, November 11, 2011

Burns Statue, Kilmarnock Cross

This fine statue of Robert Burns and his printer, John Wilson (who printed the first edition of Burns poems close to this very spot) was unveiled in the 1990s by Princess Anne. Sandy Stoddard was the sculptor, whose other works include the statue of David Hume on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh and the sculptured friezes in Buckingham Palace in the Queen‘s Gallery. You can find this statue at the Kilmarnock Cross just opposite the ‘Burns Shopping Mall’ and it's well worth a look if you’re in the town.


  1. Just love how you have incorporated oral poetry recordings, links to poems and all kinds of neat things that make your websites superior to all!! Love Bobby Burns and his poetry. You are really having fun exploring Kilmarnock, aren't you? I feel like I live there, seeing all the photos of it here!!

  2. So glad you like it Melinda, I appreciate it from you especially as your own blog posts are so captivating, humorous and well written!!