NT0969 : Uranus - The Kirkhill Pillar Project

taken 10 years ago, near to East Calder, West Lothian, Great Britain

Uranus - The Kirkhill Pillar Project
Uranus - The Kirkhill Pillar Project
Information in the Almondell & Calderwood Country Park about this part of the project. See NT0969 : Uranus at Almondell for the 'sculpture', NT0871 : Try working out what this is about... for Saturn, and below for more information about the project.
The Kirkhill Pillar Project

This project commemorates the 11th Earl of Buchan, who lived at Kirkhill House, Broxburn, in the 18th Century. He built an astronomical pillar, with carved Latin inscriptions and astronomical equations, along with a belltower and cross. The pillar was relocated to the visitor centre at the Almondell & Calderwood Country Park and Artlink Edinburgh and the Lothians coordinated this community art project, in which 11 pieces of art, representing a scale model of the solar system, are distributed around West Lothian, making a sculpture trail around the landscape. Broxburn Academy was chosen to be the centre of this solar system. It seemed ideal not only because it was close to Kirkhill House - the original site of the Pillar - but because of its links to learning. A link to the project can be found at LinkExternal link and the pillar and all 11 sculptures are featured on Geograph. They can be found in NT0772, NT0672, NT0870, NT0969, NT0276 and NS9974.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 26 November, 2009   (more nearby)
Thursday, 26 November, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 091 694 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:54.5614N 3:27.3306W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 091 694
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