Alan Beattie Herriot
Alan is considered one of Scotland’s most successful figurative sculptors with works throughout the UK and further afield in France, Holland, Belgium and Norway.
His work is considered to be among the most eclectic, evocative, and enduring sculpture in Scotland.
He has illustrated several books and his paintings, both contemporary and traditional hang in private collections around the globe.
Many of the statues I have created are on public display both in Britain and abroad. Several war memorials are prominent among them. I have sculpted characters from history, legend and literature for some of the main heritage and conservation bodies, such as The National Trust for Scotland and Historic Scotland, as well as public organisations and private individuals.
On Behalf of the Association thank you for the wonderful Monument that you have provided. We have just had an unforgettable weekend. The Menin Gate ceremony on Friday and then the parade. Unveiling, dedication, reception and the Tattoo all added to an occasion that we will never forget, but at the centre and remaining for many years to come is the wonderful Monument sculpted by you and a worthy tribute to those who have served in The Black Watch.
The Directors are delighted with the piece which has raised the profile of the club internationally. It has been much admired by visitors to the club as a beautiful and evocative piece of Scottish art. This is, in no small measure, due to the expertise and skill of you and your staff who are to be congratulated on a job well done.
We were so delighted that you and your wife were able to join us for the dedication of the DLI Memorial Statue, which you had so beautifully created, in Durham City Market place and afterwards for the DLI Reunion and World War 1 Centenary Commemoration Service in the Cathedral. We have received nothing but praise for the memorial and are enormously grateful to you for your great work in sculpting such a ‘realistic’ Bugler. Many people have said that he looks as if he has just sounded a call! He is a perfect, poignant tribute to all those who served in Korea. I hope you are extremely proud to see him in his rightful place in Durham. A huge thank you from us all.
I write on behalf of the Council of Colonels Commandant RAMC and of the Director General Army Medical Services and all ranks of the RAMC to thank you for all your work in the design and production of our wonderful new RAMC Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum. Thank you also for attending the unveiling and service of Dedication. It was such a pleasure to meet you, your wife and assistant. I know that our Colonel in Chief,HRH The Duke of Gloucester also greatly enjoyed the day and is as impressed as all of us with the memorial. It adds to the quiet dignity of the RAMC Grove, helping our Corps and all visitors to remember the work of the RAMC in peace and in war. I look forward to seeing it again when I attend the Dedication of the bastion wall and Cross next month.
As one of the many contributors to your sculpture on the shore at Pittenweem may I please congratulate you on a beautiful piece of work. It really has enhanced the harbour and looks magnificent against the sky. I go to down the harbour most days and it is usually being admired by folk, and children sit on the plinth. I even saw one little boy feeding his ice cream to the child.