Beside the Mercat Cross, High Street, Edinburgh
Installation of the Adam Smith Statue beside the Mercat
June 30, 2008
Photo taken June 30, 2008
Adam Smith Statue
This statue of Adam
Smith, was placed on its plinth, beside the Mercat Cross, to the
east of St Giles Church in Edinburgh's Royal Mile, on June 30,
Adam Smith lived in Edinburgh during the Scottish Enlightenment
and is buried in Edinburgh. He was known as "the father of
Here we see the statue
standing on the ground amongst the workers, with its head covered.
It is about to be lifted onto its plinth.
The statue, which will
be 20 ft high on its plinth, is by Paisley-based sculptor, Sandy
This statue of Adam Smith is to be unveiled in a ceremony at
noon on Friday July 4, 2008, by Nobel Prize-winning economist,
This view looks across the Royal Mile, past the statue of Adam
Smith, into the courtyard of the City Chambers, where the statue
of Alexander & Bucephalus can be seen.
The statue of Alexander & Bucephalus is by John Steell.
It was cast in 1883. It stood in the middle of the road at
St Andrew Square, at the junction with George Street until 1916.