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Monuments: The Thomas Guthrie Statue

D. Thomas Guthrie stands on a Peterhead granite pedestal, with his Bible looking down on a figure of a 'ragged boy'. Sculpted by Frederick W. Pomeroy ARA. (1856-1924). Guthrie was educated at Edinburgh University, and led the breakaway from the Church of Scotland to establish Free St John’s church on Castlehill. He became Moderator of the Free Church assembly in 1862, and published “Plea for Ragged Schools” and “The City, its sins and sorrows”.The inscription reads, "Thomas Guthrie D.D (Doctor of Divinity), preacher and philanthropist 1803-1873, born at Brechin, Forfarshire, an eloquent preacher of the gospel, founder of the original ragged industrial schools, a friend of the poor and the oppressed."
Princes Street Gardens