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Banner worth a' that work!

posted 6 Aug 2009, 15:04 by David Rintoul   [ updated 31 Oct 2009, 11:08 ]

From  Iona  to  Antarctica, Scots across the globe have put paintbrush to paper to create a giant version of a Robert Burns poem – and today it is being unveiled in the heart of the Capital.

The 15 metre by 10m banner hangs opposite the Fruitmarket Gallery in Market Street, featuring the words from two verses of one of the bard's best-loved poems, A Man's a Man For A' That.

Each of 435 individual letters were contributed by Scots from all over the world, then carefully arranged and printed by artist Stephen Raw.

The banner has been created to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the poet's birth, and will hang for a month during the festival season.

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