As part of this weeks wordpress photographic challenge, Eye Spy, I’m posting three photos taken in Glenrothes. The first photo comes from Glenrothes Town Park, and shows ‘The Good Samaritan’, a sculpture by Ronald Rae, unveiled in 1988 to mark the 40th anniversary of the town. The sculpture depicts a fireman carrying a victim to safety, after the King’s Cross Tube Fire disaster, and symbolises the community spirit of Glenrothes.
The second two photos are of the relatively recently erected ‘totem pole’, on the Formonthills woodland trail, at the back of Glenrothes. The totem pole, which was designed by Alistair Jelks, and carved from a Douglas fir, weighs more than two tonnes. It depicts local wildlife, including a red squirrel, a robin, a hedgehog and a fine buzzard sitting at the top, eyeing the view over Glenrothes.