Statue of John Rattray sited on Leith Links
Our major project is to fund a statue of John Rattray, the Captain of
the club by winning the first "Open" golf competition at the Links in 1744 and the signatory to the first rules.
We plan for the larger than life-size Bronze
Statue by renowned Fife
set in a beautifully landscaped and interactive precinct designed by
award-winning Scottish Landscape Architect William J. Cairns, all
located at the site of the original first hole at Leith Links.
This unique precinct will also contain interpretative information
telling the story of Rattray and his fellow golfers’ contribution to the
history of golf. The redeveloped area will:
Engage local, national & international visitors with the history of
Allow visitors and local residents to learn of the remarkable
origins of the modern game in historic Leith
Set Rattray’s achievements against the wider backdrop of Scottish
Attract more visitors to include Leith in their Edinburgh itinerary
"2016: The Rattray Statue is coming
A total of £50,000 is
needed for the casting of the statue in bronze with its supporting
plinth. To date good progress is being made with £33,000 - 66% - of
this figure being raised.
The potential of John Rattray on Leith Links is coming
We are looking forward to achieving the first major stage of
this exciting project.
To do so we still need your support in the form of donations
and please spread the word to others.
Our sculptor, David Annand has a window of time available
shortly to "make the initial life-size moulds".
Fundraising event - Muirfield 27th October
The leaflet/entry form for
our major fundraising event for the John Rattray Statue Project is
now available and can be downloaded
Further information about the event itself can be found
Our maquette of the statue was created by sculptor
David Annand, as shown above.
Please click here for further images of the Maquette
Download a donation form (PDF)
here or click on
this link to donate online.
NB If you are a UK taxpayer, please sign the Gift Aid
Declaration as this will significantly increase the value of your
List of our current donors
List of some of our
other key supporters
Download the Appeal