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"My art is place specific and people specific." George Wyllie

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In 2000, George Wyllie's 'Stones of Scotland' marked the opening of the Scottish Parliament. It was created in association with Kenny Munro and Lesley-May Miller. The 32 stones, one from each local authority in the country, form a circle, within which is a tree and a centre-piece stone. The stone in the centre is inscribed, "whose the tread that fits the mark". It was a way of marking the new parliament in a contemplative way.

"I've had more heart-searching trying to place 32 stones than with anything I've done before." GW

'Stones of Scotland' looks both back to the past and forward to the future, as many of George Wyllie's works do.


Stones of Scotland: 32 local authorities, 32 stones

A shouting place

Information about Stones of Scotland (Edinburgh Geographical Society)


32 Spires for Hibernia

George Wyllie Education Initiative

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