Kirriemuir monument unveiling

Earl of Airlie, Philippa Foster Back, chairman of UKAHT and grand daughter of Frank Debenham, Falcon Scott, grandson of Captain Scott, Bruce Walker, sculptor, and David Wilson, great nephew of Edward Wilson.  Photo by Bill WardThe Centenary Statue for Scott and Wilson in Kirriemiur was unveiled in Glen Prosen on Saturday 8th December 2012 by Falcon Scott and David Wilson. The Trust is delighted to have supported this monument which was instigated by Kirriemuir Landward East Community Council.  Other contributors include Breedon Aggregates of Aberdeenshire (who donated the granite) and the Angus Environmental Trust (through the Landfill Communities Fund).

Local sculptor Bruce Walker was commissioned to design and carve the granite which is 10 feet tall and weighs around 15 tonnes. The design includes life-size figures of Captain Scott and Dr Wilson, penguins, huskies, Siberian ponies, a globe depicting their route from New Zealand to the Pole and impressions of two famous drawings made by Wilson during the expedition. Also included in the sculpture are two pieces of text, one written by Wilson describing the beauty of Antarctica and the other taken from Scott’s last letter, written as he lay dying in his tent on the way back from the Pole.

More on the background here.