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THE Mary Stuart Society ­(Letters, 28 February) may be unaware that there is a statue of the queen in Edinburgh.

The statue is not easily seen, being high up on the east face of the Scottish ­National Portrait Gallery at the junction of Queen Street and North St Andrew Street.

She is shown by the sculptor, William Birnie Rhind, on a pedestal with John ­Lesley, Bishop of Ross, on her right and William Maitland of Lethington on her left. This group was funded by a subscription raised by a committee of Edinburgh ladies and erected in 1896.

Robin MacCormick

Dalkeith Road

Edinburgh