Thomas Chalmers Statue
Thomas Chalmers Statue
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Neighborhood: New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town, until after dark when strappy dresses come out to play. This is the city’s central business district with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighborhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.

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finglaspete
Dublin, Ireland2,558 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Couples
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 George Street, and his next door neighbour statue is King George IV, so he is very salubrious company too!
Written February 1, 2017
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Chris
Hinckley, UK924 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Couples
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.
Written November 21, 2016
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malc1005
Kettering, UK4,723 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
A lovely statue to Thomas Chalmers, on a crossroads in Edinburgh, easy to find, and well worth a visit.
Written May 8, 2021
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,423 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
This is a statue dedicated to the one who was called "Scotland's greatest nineteenth-century churchman".
Written August 1, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,682 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
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 stature depicts Thomas Chalmers standing, wearing long robes of Moderator of the Church. In his left arm he is holding a large open Bible across the arm. With his right hand, he is turning the pages of the bible.
Written March 22, 2019
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craigluscar
Dunfermline, UK13,605 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
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
The Statue was the work in bronze of John Steell.
Written March 13, 2019
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AlexanderD
Jackson, NJ4,615 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
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 today so it was interesting learning.
Written August 21, 2018
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nellielim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia4,110 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Family
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 turned up for his funeral.
Written June 24, 2017
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thetravellingmanUk
uk9,668 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
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 the Free Church of Scotland.
The statue sits in the middle of the road in George Street at the junction with Castle Street.
Written February 15, 2017
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ravirjy
Rajahmundry, India684 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Friends
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 he was licensed as a preacher of the Gospel by the St Andrews presbytery. In May 1803, after attending further courses of lectures in The University of Edinburgh,
Written November 15, 2016
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