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Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial
Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial

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This sculpture is formed to look like an opened book with laser-cut imagery. The MacDiarmid Memorial is dedicated to one of Scotland's greatest poets of the twentieth century. Born Christopher Murray Grieve on 11th August 1892 in Langholm, Hugh MacDiarmid spent the majority of his life away from his birthplace but returned as often as possible, particularly to enjoy the Common Riding. He was a joint-founder of the Scottish National Party and lover of Scotland. His first collection 'Annals of the Five Senses' was published in 1923 followed by 'Penny Wheep', 'Three Hymns to Lenin' and 'A Kist of Whistles'.
Title

Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978) Memorial

Date

1982–1984

Medium

steel & stone

Accession number

DG13_FJ_S030

Acquisition method

funded by public subscription

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Custodian

Dumfries & Galloway Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times

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Located at

Whita Hill Road, Langholm

DG13 0HR

Sited on Whita Hill overlooking Langholm, by the car park at the start of the track to the Malcolm Monument.