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Statue of Robert Fergusson, outside Canongate Kirk, Edinburgh, August 2019

The statue remembers the young Edinburgh poet, Robert Fergusson (1750-1774). Despite such a short life his work had great impact on Robert Burns and other writers that followed.



Copyright Debbie Smyth, 31 August 2019

Posted as part of Saturday Sculpture

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  1. Lovely image! There’s something very appealing about this statue. I associate Fergusson most with his poem “The Daft Days” about the period after Christmas (which wasn’t celebrated in Scotland at the time) and Hogmanay and the New Year (which definitely were). He and Burns never met but Burns so admired Fergusson that he commissioned a headstone for his grave at Cannongate Kirk.


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