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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a statue dedicated to the one who was called "Scotland's greatest nineteenth-century churchman".

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SmileyKay
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

This statue stands in tribute to Thomas Chalmers a Scottish minister, professor of theology, political economist, and a leader of both the Church of Scotland and of the Free Church of Scotland. His legacy was his role as a social reformer in alleviating poverty. This...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed March 13, 2019

In a commanding position this is an excellent Statue to the famous Theolgian ,Moralist and Minister and assistant to the Professor of Mathematics at St Andrews University .His Brother Charles Chalmers, founded the Merchiston Castle School. Port Chalmers in New Zealand is named after him...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

This statue is located on Castle Street. The road runs along a modest rise perpendicular to Princes Street and the Chalmers statue has a good view of Edinburgh Castle. It is a monument to a figure I hadn’t known anything about or heard of before...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank AlexanderD
Reviewed June 24, 2017

The bronze statue of Thomas Chalmers is located in the middle of the road at the junction of George Street and Castle Street. He was a minister. mathematician and political economist. When he died in 1847, it was said that half the population of Edinburgh...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed February 15, 2017

This is the next statue that you will come across if walking along George Street from the Charlotte Square direction, in Edinburgh's 'new town'. Thomas Chalmers was born in Anstruther, in the East Neuk of Fife. He was a celebrated Scottish mathematician and leader of...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed February 1, 2017

I suppose it's a good thing to be the greatest churchman in a city jam packed with churches, back in the old days those Edinburgians must have been a holy bunch, and thought it right to give this guy a statue, on the cities exclusive...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed November 21, 2016

Just a statue that has been turned into a roundabout as it is in the middle of the road. Nothing really much to see or make it stand out, just has the name of the person and the dates born and died.

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed November 15, 2016

its nice statue, He was born at Anstruther in Fife, the son of John Chalmers, a merchant, and Elizabeth hall At the age of eleven Chalmers was entered as a student at St Andrews, where he devoted himself almost exclusively to mathematics. In January 1799...More

Date of experience: December 2015
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