Lion of Scotland

This granite lion sculpture was hand carved by Ronald Rae. It was carved from a boulder of pink Corrennie granite from Aberdeenshire which weighed 20tonnes. The sculpture is on loan to Essential Edinburgh and is on display in St Andrews Square gardens. It took over a year to complete using hand tools only. The sculpture used to be located in Holyrood Park, between the Palace and the Parliament building and is the symbol of power and of Scottish identity. It was moved to the gardens in 2010. 

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