‘The Head’, Bust of Neil Gunn
Dunbeath Heritage Museum

This bust of renowned Highland author Neil Gunn was created in 1964 by Juan Borgeas.

At over half a metre tall, it is larger than life, perhaps intended as a reflection on Gunn’s significance as an author to the region.

Neil Gunn was one of the most important writers of Scottish fiction in the early twentieth century. His works explore Highland life, including the impact on communities of the Highland Clearances. He was awarded the prestigious James Tait Black Memorial Prize in 1937 for Highland River.

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Date: 1964
Materials : Bronze
Size : 52cm x 23cm x 24cm

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