The Robert Burns Statue Commemorative Medals
These were given to the 700 pupils of the elementary schools in Irvine (and perhaps to others).
Scroll down for large reproductions of each side of the medal.
The inscription at lower right reads:
The inscription reads:
COMMEMORATION OF THE UNVEILING OF
Note the lyre of song and poetry, the thistles of Scotland, and the linked hands of brotherhood around the world.
[The medal reproduced here is one that had been owned by Harry Gaw, once jeweller in Irvine, and President of Irvine Burns Club in 1963, and given to Past President Ian Dickson after, in 1996, he had been researching the history of the statue for the booklet to accompany its centenary re-landscaping.]