Ronald Rae’s endangered species move to Edinburgh Airport

Ronald Rae’s latest sculptures Baby Elephant and Gorilla Family were exhibited from August till November 2015 at Edinburgh Airport’s new plaza to welcome visitors to the Festival City. The site for the Baby Elephant was next to Africa on the world map on the tarmac making a powerful statement about the plight of these wild and wonderful creatures. The Baby Elephant is now on exhibition at the West End of Edinburgh and the Gorilla Family has joined the Ronald Rae Exhibition at the Falkirk Wheel where ten sculptures are displayed.

The plaza links the East Terminal to the Tram Terminus. The tram goes to the city centre with a stop at St Andrew Square where visitors can see another Ronald Rae endangered species – the 20 tonne Lion.

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gail winstanley August 18, 2015 at 11:41 am

Great news Ronnie and Pauline about the Baby Elephant and Gorilla Family going to Edinburgh Airport where they will be loved by very many people! They are both new to me so it is great to see them. I must try and see them in the” flesh”. Love and best wishes to you both.

Rosemary Loudon August 18, 2015 at 4:19 pm

Will look forward to seeing the “family” next time I’m at the airport
Well done Ronnie and Pauline
Love Romay

Pauline August 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Many thanks for this Gail. Take the tram from Edinburgh to the airport and the sculptures are right there on the plaza next to the tram terminus to welcome you.

Pauline August 18, 2015 at 4:35 pm

Good to hear from you Romay. The sculptures will be waiting to see you.

Ian Hughes Smith August 25, 2015 at 3:48 pm

Ian Hughes Smith. 2050 hours. August 25. 2015
I have watched this video several times, each with a growing sense of sadness. Ronnie’s impassioned plea for preservation of these endangered species strikes a chord in the heart. These sculptures carved with Ronnie’s characteristic spiritual insights, will remain a testimony to them.
It would indeed be tragic for our planet if the day should come when they no longer exist. Everyone who views this video should hope that someone who appreciates fine carving will provide a loving home for them. ..

Pauline August 26, 2015 at 4:52 am

Thank you Ian for your equally passionate response to the plight of these beautiful creatures.

the McKirdy family August 29, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Mairi and Geoff and the girls, Bethan and Emily are returning to Edinburgh Airport today and we have told them about the Baby Elephant and the Gorilla Family and where to look for them. Ronnie is doing a great service to the planet in drawing attention to the plight of these and many other species of wildlife.He must be in the same league as David Attenborough! Many thanks from the McKirdy family.

Pauline August 29, 2015 at 3:50 pm

Thank you McKirdy family for your continued support. Lets hope the world listens. We are all part of a whole – we need to look after each other if we are going to survive. Best wishes to you both and your family. I hope they managed to see the sculptures – the airport is a busy place especially at this time of year.

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