Statue of Robert Louis Stevenson as a boy
As a child, Robert Louis Stevenson frequently visited the manse in Colinton, where his maternal grandfather, Dr Lewis Balfour, lived while he was the Minister of the Parish Church. A bronze statue of Robert Louis Stevenson as a boy with his dog is to be situated for the small garden just outside the Colinton Parish Church gate. Its size has been chosen to fit in with the surroundings. The designer is Alan Herriot, of Endeavour Art Studios, near Howgate, Penicuik.
Planning permission was attained in July 2011 for the statue along with the poetry plaques and public artwork at the Triangle.
The plans for the statue have evolved from the sketch and the photomontage shown below.
In spring 2013, the statue was progressing well. A clay maquette, the stage before casting, was almost complete. The photo and video clip below are from the beginning of June 2013.
UPDATE - September 2013