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Glasgow Cone

£15.00

An unusual but light hearted addition to your Wee Piece of Scotland collection. Scottish people, have their one of a kind sense of humour.  Edinburgh has the Castle and Glasgow has a statue with a traffic cone on its head directly outside the Gallery of Modern Art.   For over 140 years the statue of the Duke of Wellingstone  was just another statue. Until one evening in 1980’s, a traffic cone mysteriously appeared on top of his head. Despite continuous  efforts to remove the cone by the local Council, the cone has remained in place for over 30 years. If the cone is removed it’s only a matter of days until a new one appears.

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Quotes

 

“Be happy while ye’r living, fur ye’r a lang time deid” – Scottish Proverb

‘Never trust a man, who left alone with a tea cosy… doesn’t try it on.’  – Billy Connely

Laughter is the brush that sweeps away the cobwebs of the heart. ~ Mort Walker

 

 

Intro and history

An unusual but light hearted addition to your Wee Piece of Scotland collection. Scottish people, have their one of a kind sense of humour.  Edinburgh has the Castle and Glasgow has a statue with a traffic cone on its head directly outside the Gallery of Modern Art.   For over 140 years the statue of the Duke of Wellingstone  was just another statue. Until one evening in 1980’s, a traffic cone mysteriously appeared on top of his head. Despite continuous  efforts to remove the cone by the local Council, the cone has remained in place for over 30 years. If the cone is removed it’s only a matter of days until a new one appears.   These days rather than being seen as act of childlike vandalism the cone head is a representation of humour, determination and stealth of the local culture.In 2011, Lonely Planet named the ‘Coneheid’ statue as one of the top ten most bizarre monuments on Earth.  “Ya belter!”

Captured within this  Wee Piece of Scotland glass caddy is your very own wee traffic cone.  If you do happen to have your very statue, feel free to copy the Glaswegian humour and smile at the sheer light-hearted  joy it delivers.

Content.

  • Glass caddy with miniature traffic cone replica. (bottle measuring 6cm x 3cm)
  • Securely enclosed by air tight, lazer engraved, wooden stopper.
  • Each bottle comes in a luxury white gift box and is accompanied by an Information card with historic, honourable, heartfelt and humorous facts.
  • Every bottle comes with it’s own unique password which opens the door to an interactive online experiences and furthering your journey of discovery aiming to  spark the imagination, warm the heart , stir the soul and capture a Wee Piece of Scotland just for you.

 

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