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Scottish news - Sherlock Holmes statue returns to Edinburgh

23 August 2012

Scottish news - Sherlock Holmes statue returns to Edinburgh

A statue of Sherlock Holmes, removed to make way for the Edinburgh tram works, has been returned to its former home.

A statue of Sherlock Holmes which was removed to make way for the Edinburgh tram works has been returned to its former home on Picardy Place. The statue, which was installed in 1991 to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Federation of Master Builders, was taken away in 2009 during construction work for Edinburgh's tram system.

The image shows the statue undergoing conservation work by David Wright of Powderhall Bronze. Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport Convenor, said: 'Commissioned to mark the birthplace of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle, the magnificient statue of Sherlock Holmes has been a much loved figure on Picardy Place since 1991. The statue has been carefully conserved and spruced up by experts at Powderhall Bronze and we're delighted to see it back on public display once again.'

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