Petitions (Closed) - A plaque for the Melville monument
Henry Dundas, Viscount Melville, was known in his day as "the Great Tyrant". As Home Secretary, he ensured the transatlantic slave trade was allowed to continue; he used Black Watch troops to enforce the Highland Clearances, and he crushed movements for democracy.
Dundas has one of Edinburgh's largest statues; in the middle of St Andrew Square. But there is no plaque on the monument explaining who he is. We ask that the city add one, acknowledging the full brutality of what he did.
|Petition submitted by (Business or Individual)||Individual|
|Name of petitioner||Adam Ramsay|
|Petition Outcome||The Petitions Committee on 8 September 2016 agreed to ask that officers meet with the Principal Petitioner to agree a form of words for inclusion on the Melville Monument and that this form of words be submitted to the Petitions Committee via the Business Bulletin for consideration and thereafter referred to Culture and Sport Committee for a decision.|