Revealing the John Allan stones

A wonderful privilege to speak and then take part in the unveiling of the John Allan stones in The Stirling Smith Art Gallery and Museum today! I joined Provost Christine Simpson and Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the ceremony.

The John Allan Stones are a piece of Stirling history, and a marque of a great man who designed buildings across Stirling, many of which still stand today.

Formerly erected on the now-demolished Albany Crescent, the stones are now considered as definitive for John Allan, taking in his regard for symbolism. The motto engraved on the stones "What e'er thou art, act well thy part" is one that imparts great wisdom and advice.

Thanks to everyone who made this possible: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, James Innes & Son of Doune (stonemasons), Curator Elspeth King and everyone else who helped to bring these replica stones to our city for all to appreciate. Special thanks too to Mandy Watson.

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