Eclectic, Evocative, Enduring
Alan Beattie Herriot is considered one of Scotland’s finest figurative sculptors. He has been a professional artist since graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in 1971, studying painting under Scottish landscape painter James Morrison and finally specializing in sculpture under Scott Sutherland, author of the Commando Monument at Spean Bridge, Fort William.
Mary Queen of Scots
This statue was commissioned by Linlithgow Heritage Trust a body of enthusiastic amateur historians who run the Annet House Museum in the town’s High Street. The museum boasts some fine displays and artefacts pertaining to the town’s history.
The property also has a fine walled garden to the rear providing the ideal site for the statue which has been much admired by the visitors; it is life size and is cold cast bronze. Mary is depicted with a Merlin on her arm the traditional hunting bird of the day.
Unveiled by Labour MP Tam Dayell, the statue was made as a tribute to Mr. Tom McGowan a greatly respected local businessman
Henry Styleman Le Strange – Hunstanton
A talented artist, architect and wealthy landowner, Henry was responsible for creating the twelve-mile rail link between King’s Lynn and the West Norfolk coastal town of Hunstanton. This enabled the town to prosper as a holiday destination.