Eclectic, Evocative, Enduring
Linlithgow Burgh Trust
Royal Burgh of Linlithgow Civic Insignia Sculptures Project
I am always mindful that public art works are open to a great deal of criticism, and it is virtually impossible to please everyone; art tends to be very subjective. Having said that, a successful public artwork is generally accepted by most of the community it is placed within. Good public art can encourage a community’s pride and sense of belonging. It can improve the environment and add a great deal to the quality of life for the resident and visitor alike.
Linlithgow’s coats of arms show St. Michael and the Serpent/Dragon. The motto written below reads: ‘St. Michael is kind to stranger‘. What better sentinel could stand on the approach road to this ancient and historic town?