Gran­ite is a Chi­nese take­away

The Galloway News - - NEWS - Alan S John­stone Hill House Ross­way Road Kirkcud­bright

Sir – In the Galloway News dated Au­gust 10, 2017, there is a Reader’s Pic­ture of theWeek of Adam­son Square in Cree­town.

The cap­tion states“Adam­son Square in Cree­town, with a fea­ture hewn from lo­cal gran­ite by the renowned sculp­tor Hideo Fu­tura”.

I used to work for Dum­fries and Galloway Coun­cil and man­aged the team that car­ried out the de­sign and su­per­vi­sion of the re­fur­bish­ment of Adam­son Square.

None of the gran­ite used in the re­fur­bish­ment was lo­cal as it was sig­nif­i­cantly more cost ef­fec­tive to quarry the gran­ite in China, dress it there and trans­port it half­way round the world!

Sadly Hideo died sev­eral years ago.

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