Holmes sweet Holmes as Sherlock statue returns to Picardy Place

The statue of Sherlock Holmes has today been reinstated in Picardy Place, three years after it was removed to make way for tram works.

Councillor Lesley Hinds, Transport Convener, said: "Commissioned to mark the birthplace of his creator Arthur Conan Doyle, the magnificent statue of Sherlock Holmes has been a much loved figure on Picardy Place since 1991. The statue has been carefully conserved and spruced up by experts at Powderhall Bronze and we're delighted to see it back on public display once again."

Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Picardy Place in 1859. The statue of Sherlock Holmes, by sculptor Gerald Laing, was erected by the Federation of Master Builders to mark its 50th anniversary.

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