Duke of Gordon Statue

Located in the centre of Golden Square in Aberdeen, the B-listed statue of George Gordon, 5th and last Duke of Gordon (1770 - 1836) is notable in several respects. Originally erected on Castlegate in 1844, it was the first large public statue in Aberdeen, but also said to be the first granite statue in Britain. Designed by Thomas Campbell (1790 - 1858), it was carved from a single block of granite by monumental sculptors Macdonald and Leslie. Gordon was responsible for raising the Gordon Highlanders regiment. The statue was moved to Golden Square in 1952.

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