VISITORS to Glenmorangie’s bottling plant in Livingston are to be met with a 20-tonne sculpture after the company commissioned one of the country’s top stone sculptors to create a reminder of the company’s roots.
‘Reveal’ is a two-metre by three-metre sandstone construction, carved by Ross-shire based sculptor Barry Grove over the last two years using traditional tools.
Grove said: “I am passionate about creating pieces of public art that will last for generations. The sheer size and scale of this project has presented a real challenge but I wanted to stay true to the spirit of the enterprise by using traditional stonemason’s tools.”
Glenmorangie’s Operations Director Peter Nelson said: “We are very proud to have a major public artwork by a leading artist sited outside our modern production facility. Carved out of 300 million-year-old sandstone from around Glenmorangie’s Tain distillery it celebrates Scotland’s Pictish heritage and is a link to our roots in Ross-shire.”
The sculpture was officially unveiled by West Lothian Council Provost Tom Kerr earlier today.
Pictures: Ian Rutherford