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Band of the Scots Guard

Artist: Emma Haigh

Year: 2012

Location: Centenary Market

The winning artwork in a competition to commemorate the visit of the Regimental Band of the Scots Guards to Rotherham. It features iconic images of marching soldiers using the distinctive colours of red, black and white from the full-dress uniform of the Scots Guards. It also incorporates verses from the Robert Burns ballad, The Soldiers Return. The words reflect a soldiers role in preparing for and entering a battle, but equally reflect the love for that same soldiers sweetheart and the hurt he feels in leaving her.