The fragile statue of William Dick, carved by Edinburgh sculptor John Rhind ARSA,
was moved from the historical location at Summerfield in Edinburgh to the new campus
at Easter Bush near Roslin.
The original plinth was expendable and this allowed removal of the the masonry underneath
the statue to provide access for a forklift. The statue was then transported to the
new location on a low trailer and mounted indoors on a stone plinth at the entrance
to the new building.
A thorough restoration of the statue was then carried out involving subtle cleaning,
consolidation and reinstatement of missing detail using acrylic resin.
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