Proposed Jesus The Homeless Sculpture

Posted on: July 11, 2024

This sculpture has promoted public discourse on homelessness

Address: 30 Metres East Of 4 Broughton Street Edinburgh

ProposalThe installation of the bronze sculpture to be installed on the complex grounds of St Mary’s Cathedral.

Reference: 24/02828/FUL

Closing date for comments: Fri 19 Jul 2024

Determination date: Tue 13 Aug 2024

Cockburn Response

The Cockburn supports this application.

Many of the statues around the city centre are large and imposing and celebrate the lives and achievements of prominent citizens.. Jesus The Homeless is more down to earth and speaks of the fragility of the human condition.  It seems an  evocative and appropriate addition to the cityscape, especially in the current Housing Emergency.

Its proposed location is consistent with the positioning of duplicate statues in relation to prominent building and churches in other major cities.

Around the world, this sculpture has promoted public discourse on homelessness and motivated action towards its eradication. It is to be hoped that the same will be true in Edinburgh.