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Calton Hill Monuments

3rd August 2015

About this memory

Calton Hill, one of Edinburgh's volcanic hills and an early and still popular park, is home to several interesting Edinburgh monuments. From left to right this shows three of the monuments:
(1) cairn built by the keepers of the Vigil for a Scottish Parliament (erected April 1998),
(2) the monument to Horatio Nelson, who died at his victory at the Battle of Trafalgar (and in whose honour flags are hung on 21st October, the anniversary of the battle)
(3) the unfinished National Monument, erected between 1826 and 1829 to commemorate the heroism of the Scots who died in the Napoleonic wars

Author or artist: John Amoore

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