Keir Hardie Memorial

A magnificent bronze bust of James Keir Hardie, renowned as the founder of the Labour Party stands on a pink granite plinth outside Cumnock Town Hall.

Since James Keir Hardie lived for the majority of his life in Cumnock, The National Keir Hardie Memorial Committee commissioned the sculptor Benno Schotz RSA, to create the bronze bust.

The memorial bust was presented by William Stewart and appropriately accepted by provost Nan Hardie Hughes, Keir Hardie's daughter, in August 1939, on the eve of World War 2.

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