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- Ross Fountain

Ross Fountain

The Ross Fountain is a French sculpture which was made near Paris in the 1860s. The elaborately modelled, gold coloured, iron structure was displayed at the Great Exhibition in London and was bought by an Edinburgh gun maker, Daniel Ross. It came to Edinburgh in 1869 - in 122 pieces - and became a landmark in Princes Street Gardens.

Broken pipework meant that it did not flow in recent years but a joint project involving Edinburgh City Council and East of Scotland Water has got it going again - with the water being recycled as required by current environmental regulations.

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