Special ‘Crowdfunding’ Appeal


Dudley the Cat


Dudley the cat


Burgh Beautiful Linlithgow is promoting the creation of a new sculptural feature at the Canal Basin in Linlithgow.  The proposal is for a bronze sculpture of a cat, mounted on a granite pedestal, broadly similar in nature to Greyfriars Bobby in Edinburgh, accompanied by improvements to its setting.  The aims of the project include:

  • enhancing the environment of the Canal Basin, a project started by the Linlithgow Union Canal Society over forty years ago;
  • furthering Burgh Beautiful’s interest in adorning the town with public art;
  • reflecting the artistic, cultural and personal interests and associations of Liz Burrows (a founding Burgh Beautiful member who sadly died a number of years ago and left money in her will for this sort of project - Liz lived by the Union Canal, was an active member of the Linlithgow Union Canal Society and had a much-loved cat called Dudley);
  • encouraging tourism by providing a sculptural feature which will hopefully become one of the ‘sights of Linlithgow’ to visit and be photographed beside.

This is the first time that Burgh Beautiful has attempted ‘Crowdfunding’ and we invite donations towards the cost of the project on-line at the following link: http://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/canalside-cat-sculpture-and-flowerbed 
Any donations received up to £2,000 will be used to complete the financial package required to deliver the art and environmental improvement project; money above that will be devoted to the adjacent floral display over the next three summers.

 Canal Basin