Artist: Kenny Munro
Location: Brodie Rd
Muir’s Globe commissioned by Persimmon Homes celebrates conservationist John Muir’s achievements in the protection of the world of Nature, the theme of regeneration and the value of the arts. The bronze globe was executed by Kenny Munro and involved the children of Dunbar Primary School who explored the significance of Muir and the current value of his philosophy. The children collaborated with Munro, creating an attractive artwork of animals, reptiles, insects and flora cast in bronze. An attractive representation of the world, the bronze globe was unveiled in November 2002
Among the figures are a dove and a buzzard created by Munro. He studied at Edinburgh College of Art (1972- 1977) and the Royal College of Art (19791980). For over 20 Years, Munro has worked as a sculptor and educator. His works include bronzes in Fife Coastal Pathway (2003), 9 sculptures for Clydeview Park, Renfrew (2005) and Song of the Rickshaw (2006) for Cockenzie Harbour Development. Kenny Munro lives in Ormiston, East Lothian.
As the name suggested Lochend was so named as it was at the end of the great Loch of Dunbar which was drained in the 17th century. The wood is mentioned frequently in the register of the great seal of Scotland, In 1566 Mary Queen of Scots granted her supporter and Later Husband, James Hepburn 4th Earl of Bothwell a £10 annual rent from the Lochend Estate. A major private settlement was established in Lochend by Sir Gideon Baillie, Knight Baronet of Lochend, who made it his country seat until his death in 1640. Sadly the Baillie Mansion was destroyed by fire although part of the ruin survives to this day.