Lion of Scotland with Ronald Rae and Pauline

Granite: 8x17x7ft. 20.00 tonnes. For Sale. Location: St Andrew Square Garden, Edinburgh.

The Lion was carved from a twenty tonne boulder of pink Corrennie granite from Aberdeenshire. It took a over a year to complete using hand tools only. At present the sculpture is on loan to Essential Edinburgh and on exhibition in St Andrew Square Gardens in Edinburgh City Centre. If you would like to purchase this unique sculpture please contact

The Lion is the traditional symbol both of power and of Scottish identity. The sculpture was first sited in Holyrood Park between the Royal Palace of Holyrood House and the Scottish Parliament, and beneath that other lion couchant, Arthur’s Seat. It moved to St Andrew Square in 2010.

The Lion has been voted the best-loved sculpture in Edinburgh. One rarely passes it without seeing the public engage with it – either taking photos or climbing on it as children do. There is no doubt it is greatly loved. In 2008 a formal petition was drawn up by the Scottish Blue Badge Guides to keep the Lion at Holyrood, plus thousands of signatures from local people and visitors to the city who wanted the Lion to stay there, which resulted in a further two years stay for the sculpture on loan to the Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body. However the contract ended in April 2010 and could not be extended.

Ronald Rae thanks all those who have supported the Lion of Scotland sculpture. He has been overwhelmed by the number of letters and emails he has received over the past five years.

2 thoughts on “Lion of Scotland with Ronald Rae and Pauline”

  1. What a delightful picture of an amazing couple with a truly amazing work of art. As for the Tyger Tyger going to Somerset, the video captures the awesome project in a memorable way. Thank you for the privilege of sharing this event. It is truly memorable.

    Bless all three of you,


    1. Thank you Ian for your kind words. It is our pleasure to share events with special people like you. Feedback like this makes it all worth while.

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