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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.




Clarsach stone & bronze


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

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commissioned by Royal & Sun Alliance

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commissioned by Royal & Sun Alliance


commissioned by Royal & Sun Alliance

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at all times

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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: to find out more


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Located at

Falcon Square, Inverness


Prominent in the centre of the pedestrianised Falcon Square.