The Memorial

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.

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The Sculptor

Photograph of Jill Watson at work Jill Watson was born in Edinburgh in 1957. She spent five years at the Edinburgh College of Art. She procedeed to Italy to learn to carve marble and work in bronze beside the artisans in the workshops and studios of Pietrasanta near Carrara.

Sculpture of a sheep by Jill Watson She is a figurative sculptor who works mainly in bronze carrying many major public commissions and represented in galleries in many countries. She works between her studios in Edinburgh and Pietrasanta. She is married to the architect, Benjamin Tindall, with whom she has often collaborated.

The concept, design and construction will advance the Arts and greatly add to the significant maritime legacy of Scotland and of Leith.