Merchant Navy Memorial
The light sandstone column in
this photo is a newly erected memorial (November 2010) to Merchant Navy
and other sailors who have lost their lives in wartime and peacetime.
The statue is situated
- FOREGROUND: the statue of Sandy
Irvine Robertson (1942-1999), seated on a public bench, close to the Water of Leith,
near the swing bridge where the Water of Leith enters Leith Harbour.
- BACKGROUND: The Malmaison Hotel.
It is appropriate that this
memorial has been installed close to the Water of Leith, where Leith Inner
Harbour used to be, and in front of The Malmaison Hotel. The
Malmaison Hotel , was built in 1883 as The Seamen's Home.