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George IV Statue
George IV Statue

George IV Statue

Erected in 1831 this statue commemorates the kings visit to Edinburgh in 1822 , the first visit by a Hanoverian monarch to Scotland.

Erected in 1831 this statue commemorates the kings visit to Edinburgh in 1822,  the first visit by a Hanoverian monarch to Scotland.This 21 day affair was stage managed by Sir Walter Scott. By all accounts the visit was a great success with the king appearing at one event in a short kilt and pink tights a pivotal moment in the kilt being accepted as the national dress for the whole of Scotland.

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