As part of the 2020 celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath on April 6, 1320, Arbroath Guildry is gifting a large bronze Bas Relief sculpture to the people of Arbroath.
This Bas Relief will tell the story of Arbroath and its people, from the construction of the world-famous Abbey to the Bell Rock Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Industrial World. The Bas Relief will also depict the industries which have shaped our town and our people, including fishing, agriculture, weaving and engineering.
Thanks to the support of Angus Council and Historic Environment Scotland, the Bas Relief will be sited in front of Arbroath Abbey, where it will be proudly held aloft by two red sandstone plinths measuring 800cm x 2m. As well as providing a focal point for local people and visitors alike. Arbroath Guildy’s Bas Relief will be on view at all times, providing an outstanding timeline of the town and a lasting reminder of the legacies Arbroath has provided to the world over the centuries.
Arbroath Guildry has commissioned top sculptor Alan B Herriot to produce this bas relief, with the aim of having this lasting legacy in place and ready to be unveiled when the eyes of the world will turn to Arbroath for the celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath.