What a difference the recent refurbishment has made to Highland Mary's grave in Greenock Cemetery. It had fallen into a great deal of disrepair, and the sculptures were starting to crumble. Now it is looking much better and brighter. (James Watt's Cairn is in the background.)
|How the monument looked before restoration.|
Highland Mary was Mary Campbell, one of Scottish poet Robert Burns's great loves. He wrote a number of poems dedicated to here. You can read all about her here
in a great leaflet available to download by Inverclyde Council.
While most of the monument is now looking in great shape, I had a wee chuckle when I saw this -
The words of that wonderful Burns poem came to me, slightly altered ... "My love is like a red, red nose". (Sorry Burns fans!)
Good to see that Greenock's heritage is being cared for.