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Glenmorangie unveil 20-tonne ‘Pictish’ sculpture

The sculpture is titled 'Reveal'. Picture: Ian Rutherford

The sculpture is titled 'Reveal'. Picture: Ian Rutherford

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

 

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