HRH unveils memorial to Scottish Merchant Navy in Leith


HRH Princess Anne praised the work of Leith and Edinburgh people to erect a new monument in honour Scotland’s merchant seamen at the unveiling ceremony yesterday (Tues).

Hundreds of people attended the ceremony on The Shore in Leith to view the Memorial sculpture which depicts the varied history and operations of the Scottish Merchant Navy.

Veterans, serving members of the armed forces, cadets, members of the public and some notable local figures including, Kwik-Fit entrepreneur, Sir Tom Farmer as well as Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, watched as the sandstone monument was officially presented.

The Princess Royal is the patron of Merchant Navy Memorial Trust (MNMTS), the organisation that raised the money to fund this memorial, the first ever dedicated solely to the Scottish Merchant Navy.