X marks the spot for mysterious Grantsy sculpture

A mysterious sculpture left at the foot of the Scott Monument will be displayed at the City Art Centre.

The figure of 'Mine Girl' by mystery sculptor Grantsy was found by staff at the Scott Monument on Valentine's Day. Now the artwork will feature under 'X is for Kisses' at the City Art Centre's upcoming summer exhibition, Edinburgh Alphabet: An A-Z of the City's Collection.

Councillor Richard Lewis, Culture Convener, said: “Leaving the sculpture at the foot of the landmark was a unique and romantic gesture so this is a fun move to feature it in the City Art Centre’s summer exhibition. The display itself will be a love letter of sorts, celebrating Edinburgh, the city’s art and it’s artefacts. In our Edinburgh Alphabet, the letter X stands for Kisses and the display will feature historic handwritten postcards by Edinburgh people and Scottish love tokens alongside Grantsy’s piece. We hope the display will appeal to our visitors’ romantic side.”

Spanning 60,000 years and over 300 items, Edinburgh Alphabet: An A-Z of the City’s Collections will combine artworks and artefacts across four floors of the City Art Centre this summer (Friday 19 May – 8 October).

In what will be a first for the city, this major exhibition will spell out the story of Edinburgh and its people through an ‘alphabet’ of themes showcasing objects and artworks the City has unearthed, retrieved, collected and received as gifts.

Find out more and visit for free from Friday 19 May.

Mine Girl