by Ian Sloan Photography
The Iris Sculpture is now located close to a roundabout at the junction of Leslie Road and Western Avenue in the modern town of Glenrothes in central Fife. They are huge and spectacular, and act as an amazing landmark for people. Glenrothes is a town that has many roundabouts and people often refer to this one as the 'Iris roundabout'.
However, this sculpture has a very interesting history. The individual iris plants were almost twice their present height and towered over the Glenrothes New Town exhibition at the Glasgow Garden Festival which was held in the Prince`s Dock in Govan in 1988.
The sculpture is floodlit at night, which of course is quite lovely to see and helps with it being a great landmark.
The Local Council has to come and clean them from time to time, and that seems to be a mammoth job.
This is definitely another sculpture to photograph when you are visiting Fife.