Art UK has updated its cookies policy. By using this website you are agreeing to the use of cookies. To find out more read our updated Use of Cookies policy and our updated Privacy policy.

Close
Souter
Souter
Souter

Photo credit: Mike Allport / Art UK

How you can use this image

 

This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence (CC BY-NC).

This image can be reproduced in any way apart from any commercial uses.

Wherever you reproduce the image or an altered version of it, you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s), the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other stated rights holders.

Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.

Download

Notes

Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.

Souter is the Scots name for shoemaker and many people surnamed Souter still live in Selkirk.

Shoemaking was the main trade in Selkirk until the textile trade arrived – the Shoemakers' Guild was founded in 1609 and survived until the 1960s. The trade lived on until 1975 when John Guthrie, the last shoemaker, retired. This statue on Kirk Wynd in the area known as Selkirk Regis is a monument to the great tradition.

Medium

stone

Accession number

TD7_MA_S008

Work type

Sculpture

Owner

Selkirk & District Community Council

Custodian

Selkirk & District Community Council

Work status

extant

Access

at all times


Tags

You can help us tag artworks on Tagger. The tags above come from the public, and also from an image recognition project run by the Visual Geometry Group, University of Oxford.

Located at

Kirk Wynd, Selkirk

TD7 4AW

Located raised up on gable end of a wall.