Market Square

Buildings, Historic Buildings, Monuments & Statues
The Square has had many reincarnations and remodelling through the years

About Market Square

The Square has had many reincarnations and remodelling. The statute of “Man with Sheep” was presented by the then Laird of Gala Christopher Scott in 1971. More recently and as part of a reconstruction of the square in 2014, lines of the song ‘Kayleigh’ by the rock band Marillion, are carved into the paving stones. The Pavilion Cinema which has been extensively renovated over the years faces Market Square and houses some original projection equipment although not in use these days!
Later in 2019, the Robert Coltart (1832–1880) statue is expected to be erected. He's the creator of the much loved Scot's folk song Ally Bally Bee (also known as Coulter's Candy). Coulter was a street seller of sweets and used to sing the song to entice the kids to buy the sweets.

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