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Pillar topped with a bronze unicorn, with four bronze falcons in flight around the pillar – the lowest catching its prey. Circular bronze sundials are inset on each face of the lower part of the pillar. An accompanying plaque (with text in English and Gaelic) provides details of a website and an augmented reality app. to discover more about the legends of falcons and unicorns.

Date

2003

Medium

Clarsach stone & bronze

Measurements

H 1128 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

IV1_DO_S003

Acquisition method

commissioned by Royal & Sun Alliance

Work type

Obelisk

Owner

commissioned by Royal & Sun Alliance

Custodian

commissioned by Royal & Sun Alliance

Work status

extant

Unveiling date

2003

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

GERALD LAING SCULPT

Inscription description

FALCON SQUARE / MERCAT CROSS / MMIII; plaque: Legend of the Unicorn and Falcon / Sgeulachd an Aon-adharcaich agus na Seabhaige / Download the app and see the Unicorn and Falcon's world / Visit: www.highlandAR.co.uk to find out more


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Located at

Falcon Square, Inverness

IV1 1LQ

Prominent in the centre of the pedestrianised Falcon Square.