The results of the St. Conan project could be unusual, for instance Campbell secured a piece of bone from the skeleton of Robert the Bruce, taken when the King's grave was discovered in Dunfermline Abbey in 1818. The reliquary was to be housed below the recumbent effigy of the King which was to be carved in wood. The guide book to the Kirk states that the effigy is the work of Carrick but this is not entirely true. Carrick probably designed the figure and may have executed the working model, but Carrick did not carve in wood and the model was passed on to a wood carver, probably a Mr. Hubert Good, for the final execution of the work. It seems possible that the marble face and hands were objects picked up by Campbell and incorporated into the sculpture although Carrick did carve in alabastar in at least one other occassion for the commemorative medallions to the Kay-Shuttleworth brothers at Gawthorpe Hall in Lancashire after the Great War.
Above - the recumbant figure of Bruce. The figure has already suffered damage from water ingress and requires protection.
Above left - a thumbnail sketch among Carrick's papers for a 'wood carving' which appears to be his idea for the Bruce.