The Mermaid of the North sits on a rock near Balintore, Scotland. At high tide she is half submerged, and at low tide (up to 14′ lower than high tide) she is clearly dry on her rock. The rock itself has been named ‘Clach Dubh’, meaning ‘black rock’ in Gaelic.
Steve Hayward created the 10’ bronzed wood mermaid sculpture in 2007.
She is part of the area’s Seaboard Sculpture Trail, which includes several other sculptures related to the sea, such as giant salmon.
Being so exposed to the elements, the original bronzed wood sculpture was damaged in 2012 by a severe storm. An identical permanent bronze cast statue replaced the damaged original in 2014. She brings significant tourist business to the community, so the community raised the funds for the bronze replacement.
You can see some other great photos of the Mermaid of the North and learn more on this page for Steve Hayward’s mermaid.
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