The Trustees extend to each and every benefactor of the Memorial their gratitude for the generosity which resulted in this truly remarkable tribute being erected.

Scotland & the Sea

Scotland has an incredibly rich maritime history, predating even the Roman times. Read about this incredible history here.

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The Memorial

The Memorial stands in a unique location on The Shore in Leith and was sculpted by renowned artist, Jill Watson.

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  • Aberdeen Harbour Board.
  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum.
  • City of Aberdeen - Council Archives.
  • University of Aberdeen - Archives and Library.


  • City of Dundee - Council Archives.
  • Professor Charles McKean, F.R.S.E. - Department of History, Dundee University.
  • R.R.S. "Discovery".
  • H.M.S. "Unicorn".


  • City of Edinburgh Council.
  • The Corporation of The Trinity House of Leith.
  • Edinburgh Evening News.
  • Forth Ports PLC.
  • National Library of Scotland.


  • City of Glasgow Council - Museums.
  • Clydeport.


  • Aberdeen Maritime Museum - 1997.
  • "The Ben Line", 1939/1945 - 1946.
  • "Ben Line" - Graeme Somner - 2009.
  • "The Clyde" - John Riddell - 1988.
  • "The Sea Dominies" - Iain Crawford - 1987.
  • "The Port of Leith" - Mowat and Forth Ports PLC.
  • "Shipping of the River Forth" - William J. Hendrie - 2002 (including Valentine's - 1933)
  • "Merchantmen at War" - Ministry of Information - 1944.
  • "British Coaster" - Central Office of Information - 1947.
  • "One Man's River" - The Dan McDonald Collection, by Len Paterson - 1998.

In the event that we have omitted formal recognition this is entirely unintentional and for which we apologise.