The Good Samaritan

by Ian Sloan Photography

The Good Samaritan

The Good Samaritan

This sculpture is by Ronald Rae and can be found in the Town Park, Glenrothes in central Fife. This work was commissioned by Glenrothes Development Corporation to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the New Town.

Rae based his sculpture on the King's Cross tube disaster after seeing the fireman carry the victims to safety, depicting the community spirit of the town.

The sculpture was unveiled by HRH The Prince of Wales in 1988 in Riverside Park, Glenrothes.

Glenrothes is an amazing town - new and bright and modern, full of roundabouts. It is 'home' to the Local Council Offices, and dotted around it are a number of amazing modern sculptures.

I have no doubt many people walk past this without giving it a second glance, but if you are visiting the town of Glenrothes, do wander around and take time to check out all the different modern sculptures. Be sure to have your camera handy.

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Sep 12, 2009
by: Stuart Lloyd

I was born in St Andrews in 1963 at the Craigtoun District Hospital and spent my first few years of life in Glenrothes - I have many fond childhood memories there staying with my grandparents, Mary and James Robertson. I remember when the Kingdom Centre didn't have a roof!

Oct 29, 2007
How diverse is Fife?
by: May

Thank you for sending in this modern sculpture Ian. Fife is an ancient, royal Kingdom, with fabulous historic buildings like Falkland and Culross Palace, Dunfermline Abbey and the buildings at St Andrews; yet it seems to integrate effortlessly these amazing modern sculptures in places like the new town of Glenrothes.

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