Offered without comment ...
The Scotsman recently asked "a very unscientific selection of the Edinburgh public" to identify from pictures the statues of Greyfriars Bobby on George IV Bridge, Queen Victoria on the Royal Scottish Academy, King George IV in George Street, philosopher David Hume on the Royal Mile, sixteenth-century reformer John Knox in the University of Edinburgh, the statesman Viscount Melville, and the poet Robert Fergusson.
One reader thought the statue of Victoria was Mary, Queen of Scots; another thought the statue might be Robert the Bruce "or someone like that."
Well, OK, one comment: yikes!
Shown here: Queen Victoria surveys Edinburgh from her perch atop the Royal Scottish Academy. Photo by Juan J at Flickr.