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Monuments: Norwegian Memorial stone

This massive gneiss boulder was presented on the 18th September 1978, by the Norwegian Army and accepted by General Sir Roland Gibbs, who asked Lord Provost Borthwick to receive the stone into the care of the city. It bears the inscription: "During the war years 1940-45 the Norwegian brigade and other army units were raised and trained in Scotland where we found hospitality, friendship and hope during dark years of exile. In grateful memory of our friends and allies on these isles. This stone was erected in the year 1978." On the back, it reads: "This boulder was brought here frmo Norway where it was worn and shaped for thousands of years by force of nature- frost, running water, rock, sand and ice- until it obtained its present shape."
Princes Street Gardens