The Robert Watson-Watt Society of Brechin is pushing ahead with the campaign to erect a permanent memorial within the Ancient City and Royal Burgh of Brechin, to commemorate his life and work.
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The Final Selected Design : By Alan Beattie Herriot
The Final Maquette Design : By Alan Beattie Herriot
Alan Beattie Herriot is undoubtedly one of Britain’s finest and most successful public sculptors. His distinctive monumental works in bronze appear throughout Scotland, England, France and the Netherlands and yet most people outside the art cognoscenti have almost certainly never heard of him. Which suits Alan Herriot just fine.
For over 20 years he has been making sculptural figures for the major Heritage Conservation bodies, the National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland as well as for organisations and individuals in Britain and Ireland, Holland and France.
His Ancient Mariner and Yankee Jack sculptures are sited at the Maritime Museum in Watchet, Somerset. A larger than life-size Highland Division Piper is sited at House of Bruar, Perthshire. HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York unveiled the bronze memorial to Bamse, the WWII Norwegian sea dog at Montrose. He has recentlycompleted a large equestrian bronze statue of Robert the Bruce, which is sited in Aberdeen.
Check out our Gallery of Photos on our home page of the construction progress as it happens