Craigmillar’s Gulliver is Listed
POSTED ON July 7, 2023 BY James Garry
The 100-foot-long concrete figure was designed by artist, writer and former gangster Jimmy Boyle
The surviving fragments of Craigmillar’s famous Gulliver concrete play sculpture in Hunter’s Hall Park have been listed (C) by HES.
The 100-foot-long concrete figure was designed by artist, writer and former gangster Jimmy Boyle while he was still serving a prison sentence in Barlinnie.
It was unveiled at the Craigmillar Festival in 1976 by Billy Connolly.
Over the years the sculpture fell into disrepair and lay in the path of a plan to prevent flooding during housing re-development in the area.
In too poor a state to be relocated, the giant was dismantled in 2011, with only the left foot and part of the left leg remaining.
Find out more about the incredible history of this unusual piece of public art over on Historic Environment Scotland designations portal: