Designating the remnant of the Gulliver Sculpture, Edinburgh

Closed 11 May 2023

Opened 20 Apr 2023


The left foot of the Gulliver Sculpture is among the last remains of an enormous concrete human figure play sculpture, conceived and completed between 1976 and 1978 for the Craigmillar Festival Society. Gulliver was largely demolished in 2011.

We are proposing to list the surviving remnant of the Gulliver Sculpture in Hunter's Hall Park, Edinburgh, at Category C to recognise its special interest as an important example of community-led public art in Scotland. We think it is a rare surviving marker of the work of the influential grass-roots regeneration initiative known as the Craigmillar Festival Society (1962-2002). 

We have launched this public consultation to gather views on listing the remnant of the Gulliver Sculpture.

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A large concrete foot, with visible toenail lies surrounded by overgrown grown grass. To the right of the foot runs a thin desire path throw the grass. In the distance at the top of the image there is multi-story buildings. From tree branches we can tell it is winter time.

Find out more about why we think the remnant of the Gulliver Sculpture meets the criteria for listing by downloading our Report of Handling. You can Email your comments about this case or contact us via the Heritage Portal

Find out what comments we consider and what happens next in our guide and the video below.

For a version of this video in British Sign Language, please visit our Youtube channel.