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Another statue

The Adam Black statue is yet another statue! Edinburgh is literally full of them! However this is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Dimitris L
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Sydney, Australia
Lord Provost and Member of Parliament

Visited the Adam Black statue last Sunday whilst on a day trip to Edinburgh. The statue is situated... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
thetravellingmanUk
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“Another statue”
1 Sep 2017
“Lord Provost and Member of Parliament”
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The Adam Black statue is yet another statue! Edinburgh is literally full of them! However this is not a bad thing, but it's rather quite interesting and makes the city an even better place to visit. Adam Black was a Scottish publisher and politician. He...More

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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Visited the Adam Black statue last Sunday whilst on a day trip to Edinburgh. The statue is situated at East Princess Street Gardens. I was intrigued to learn that Adam Black was twice Lord Provost of Edinburgh, and represented the city in parliament from 1856...More

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Reviewed 25 June 2017

This bronze statue on a sandstone plinth depicts Adam Black in his robes as Lord Provost of Edinburgh. He was a liberal politician and reformer, Scottish publisher and founder of A&C Black. He owned the copyright to the Encyclopedia and Walter Scott's Waverley novels. The...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Ok so, here is another statue of some bloke who was in charge back in the day, he was a member of parliament, don't get me started about politicians lol!! It was very much a welcome relief to see Greyfriars Bobby, the little dog statue,...More

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