The Trustees extend to each and every benefactor of the Memorial their gratitude for the generosity which resulted in this truly remarkable tribute being erected.

Scotland & the Sea

Scotland has an incredibly rich maritime history, predating even the Roman times. Read about this incredible history here.

Read More about Scotland & the Sea
The Memorial

The Memorial stands in a unique location on The Shore in Leith and was sculpted by renowned artist, Jill Watson.

Read More about The Memorial

If you'd like to fundraise to support the continuing work of the Trust, follow this link to find out how.

Read More about Fundraising


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