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Artwork commemorates famous war poet

posted 3 Jan 2013, 06:29 by Tollcross Junction   [ updated 3 Jan 2013, 06:34 ]

A new public artwork inspired by war poet Wilfred Owen’s stay in a city hospital has gone on display in Craiglockhart.

Entitled Hillside and designed by artist Lara Greene, the distinctive work was commissioned by the local community council and is located outside the Post Office on Colinton Road.

Both Wilfred Owen and fellow poet Siegfried Sassoon were treated for shellshock at the former Craiglockhart Hydropathic Institution during the First World War – now the site of Napier University’s campus.