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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Today we had a beautiful, sunny, slightly chilly walk around Leith harbour and the Shore. Every time we pass this life-size bronze statue of Sandy Irvine Robertson we have a wee smile to ourselves, and sometimes take a seat next to him. The statue, by Lucy Poett, was paid for by his friends in recognition of the work Robertson did to help Edinburgh's businesses burgeon.

Robertson set up his own wine business in Leith, but died in 1999 at the age of 57.

The larger-than-life wine merchant and Lothian businessman helped raise £2 million for charity and was a prime mover in bringing the Royal Yacht Britannia to Leith.

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