Robert Burns Statue

Robert Burns Statue

The Robert Burns Monument was proposed in 1812 by John Forbes Mitchell, and John Flaxman was commissioned to produce a life-size statue of the poet in marble.

Not all of the funds raised were used in the production of the statue, so Thomas Hamilton was appointed to build a monument to house it. The monument resides on Regent Road. Somewhat confusingly the statue was moved in 1839 and is now at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.