Hercules Linton, designer of the famous clipper, Cutty Sark, was born in Inverbervie in 1837. The Cutty Sark was built in Dumbarton in 1869 and is now beautifully preserved at Greenwich. The memorial, dedicated by the people of Inverbervie on 11 July 1997, replaces a memorial unveiled by Sir Francis Chichester in 1969. It is a full scale replica of the ships figurehead and was carved from Hercules Linton's original drawings. The figurehead depicts the comely young witchin Burns' poem Tam o' Shanter grasping the tail of Tam's grey mare. Linton died in the house where he was born and is buried in Inverbervie Kirkyard.

Cowgate, Inverbervie, United Kingdom

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