Gillipaw's Journal

By Gillipaw

Scottish National War Memorial, Edinburgh Castle

Blue sky and good light, which worked well on this sculpture guarding the entrance to the Memorial. I also noted the architect's dates on the wall behind. It is situated in the Crown Square at the top of the Castle.

Sir Robert Lorimer gained the commission for the Memorial in 1919, and it was opened by the Prince of Wales in 1927. It commemorates over 150,000 Scottish casualties from World War 1, over 50,000 from World War 2, and campaigns since 1945.

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