CASTLE ROCK, EDINBURGH

By the late 1920's the war memorial era was drawing to a close but the Scottish people were to undertake one final act of commemoration in the creation of the Scottish National War Memorial in Edinburgh Castle.
During the clearance of the site an outcrop of the original rock upon which the castle stands (the core of an ancient volcano) was uncovered. The architect Sir Robert Lorimer decided to retain this and intigrate it as the focal point of the scheme. The role of honour listing the names of all Scots killed in both world wars is now held in a special casket which rests on this outcrop of rock at the heart of the memorial. It was an inspired decision which Carick must surely have approved and which may have influenced his work on the project.

Below - Carrick's figure of 'Valour' in the niche above the south wall

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