On Tuesday 29th June 2010 Ronald Rae opened Creetown Primary School project – Time in our Environment. This was a great honour for him as it was in Creetown’s famous quarry, when he was 18 years of age, that he found his first monumental granite stone that became the Deposition of Christ, now sited at Rozelle Park Ayr.
The project was an installation in the playground of a sundial surrounded by a granite stone circle. Each stone records how Creetown granite has been used and where it is situated now, including two of Ronald Rae’s granite sculptures, O wert thou in the Cauld Blast (Robert Burns) now sited in Milton Keynes and John the Baptist in Oxon, both carved in Creetown granite. Using the children’s drawings of the sculptures the Galloway Granite Company etched the images on to the upright stones.
To read more about this fascinating project see feature on our News page, Art in the Community-Creetown School Project.”
We are happy to share with you this short video of the Opening.