Tag Archives: Walter Scott

Traffic Cones

What is it with traffic cones and statues? ah dinnae ken!
I blame Glasgow they started it with their Wellington Statue. 😉 (we love ya, honest)

But i’ve never understood the Scottish mentality of dunking traffic cones atop of statues, I know it’s also done around the rUK, but how about other European places, or are we just daft?

A few weeks ago I noticed David Hume had a new hat, well it was raining.

David Hume - Traffic Cone

David Hume – Traffic Cone

But today, jings crivens help ma boab! They’ve done it to Walter Scott. – to be hones, i’m a wee bitty impressed with this one

Walter Scott - Traffic Cone

Walter Scott – Traffic Cone

Fun fact, the Scott monument is the tallest monument to a writer in the world.

Sir Walter Scott

The Scott Monument. This is a large Gothic monument in Princes Street gardens, a monument to Scottish author Sir Walter Scott. It is the largest monument to a writer in the world. Very close to Waverley Railway Station, this station is named after Walter Scott’s first novel published in 1814. incidentally to celebrate the novels 200th anniversary you can download a free eBook http://www.cityofliterature.com/great-scott-campaign/downloads/

Scott Monument

Scott Monument