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    The Stables Unicorn in Cromarty, Scotland

    unicorn the stables cromarty highland scotland

    Had it not been for this magnificent sculpture of a white unicorn, I’ve probably would not have noticed, upon leaving the beautiful town of Cromarty, where we delightfully visited the native house of one of Scotland’s premier palaeontologists, Hugh Miller, this very ancient building, circa 1775, named The Stables.

    The Stables, an imposing Georgian building was converted in 1995 to accommodate a Gallery, ground floor artists’ studios, smaller workshop rooms, a darkroom, and a glass studio workshop.

    The Stables Gallery Cromarty ScotlandIt also contains a one-bedroomed flat (sleeps 2), which is generally made available to artists in residence and lie in a tranquil setting above the town of Cromarty, half a mile up the hill towards the top of the South Sutor located in the Highlands of Scotland.

    Richard Kindersley, the celebrated master stone letter carver, completed this project a few years ago with a group of apprentices; the new stonework has added to the character of this Grade A listed Building.

    Source: Cromarty Arts Trust

     

    unicorn near The Stables Cromarty Highland Scotland

    As you know by now, I’m fascinated by unicorns and I’m curious about the underlying impulse that triggered the author of this sculpture ( unknown to me as I write these lines) to create such a superb piece of art on the ground of The Stables building.

     

    unicorn the stables cromarty highland scotland

    The Stables path has inscriptions from the writings of Sir Thomas Urquhart, a scottish writer and translator, most famous for his translation of Rabelais and explains why the unicorn adorns a steel plaque with the name of the author.

    unicorn the stables cromarty highland scotland

    Well, well , well..I shall put my Sherlock Holmes’s hat and go find more information on this beautiful piece of art.

    Until next, take care and all the very best!

    Janice

    PS: If by any chance you have some information, please feel free to share in the comments section below. It will be greatly appreciated. 🙂

     

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