This Choragic style of monument commemorates poet Robert Burns through its architectural style. Such monuments were built in ancient Athens to celebrate the arts of oratory and recitation. It was designed by Thomas Hamilton to house a statue of the bard by sculptor John Flaxman. Burns’ poetry and song will be performed by members and friends of Edinburgh and District Burns Clubs and the Burns Poetry garden around the monument contains flowers mentioned in his poetry.
The monument was built during the expansion of the New Town in the popular Greek revival style.
ACTIVITIES: Music and poetry recitals celebrating the work of Robert Burns
Architect: Thomas Hamilton
Building Date: 1830