The Wolf of Badenoch
The Wolf of Badenoch
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Obscure65
Glasgow, UK11 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
I'm not sure exactly why this statue is here as there. There is no information about it or a sign. Kind of strange.
Written 28 February 2022
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Bibcay
Gateshead, UK4,309 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Family
This looks good not gonna lie. It’s a statue of a unpleasant man. This shouldn’t really be a statue as it’s of a horrible man. Very weird.
Written 11 September 2021
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JCVH
Scotland, UK513 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
Stumbled onto this guy by accident on the way to Elgin City’s stadium. With no plaque or information giving any clues to his identity, and a pretty odd choice of placement for it, on a grassy plane between some shops and a roundabout, I’ll admit I was intrigued.

As it turns out The Wolf of Badenoch was not a nice gent at all, and in addition to murdering a lot of people he’s responsible for the state of the cathedral. As such his status as recipient of a statue is a bit odd, although judging from a local’s comments further down here maybe he has some sort of boogeyman-esquires infamy. Even then though the placement is odd.

Statue itself is nice enough, although the pose is a bit unnatural, especially the feet. It looks like somebody posed an action figure in a way to ensure he could be balanced with sword in the air…but at the expense of the rest of him looking odd. The weird pipes-bracket doesn’t do much for me either
Written 16 August 2021
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johnhouston2
Knaresborough, UK5,229 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
As other reviewers have mentioned, Alexander Stewart, First Earl of Buchan aka “The Wolf of Badenoch” was a deeply unpleasant man and one of the most infamous characters in Scottish history.

When you consider the fact that he sacked and destroyed several places in this area, it seems strange that Elgin should raise a statue commemorating him. But I guess that, when it comes to history, you can’t just remember the good guys.
Written 9 October 2019
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StewartEm
Wolverhampton, UK27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
Wow, a statue of a medieval bandit who murdered and looted erected by the city that he hurt. If ever there was a memorial to Stockholm syndrome (siding with your persecutors) it's this.

As a work of art, it's quite good, with the destruction of Elgin cathedral hinted at by the dislocated window outline. It's life size but with a slightly awkward pose. Look at the turned in feet to see why.

It's one of three statues commissioned by the council, There's also a dandy-lion and a drummer boy. The dandy-lion is further up the Hight Street, I haven't seen the drummer boy.

A good example of civic foolishness and worth a small detour for that reason.
Written 5 September 2019
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Sco
Aberdeen, UK4,100 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
As we drove from Inverness towards Elgin, we saw this impressive statue by a main roundabout, within the city.
No indication who it is, or what it's about at all. Yes, lots of people can see it as they drive past (the best view of it is as you come from Inverness, i.e. west to east driving).
Historically a tyrant of a character to be sure. It seems like a half hearted project by the locals for some reason? Not even brightened up by plants/flowers, lights, information boards, seats (even though there's no doubt a lot of carbon dioxide about) etc. All a bit strange.
A shame really, as it's an impressive statue.
Written 31 August 2019
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treks.where.next
Midlothian, UK314 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Solo
Echoing other reviews once you find out more about this figure it is a poor choice for a statue.

Still the shocking location looking into a roundabout and the disregard for statue is the least he deserved.

I'd add I find it weird there is no board/plaque (that I noticed?) To tell you who or what it is. It took some googling later to find out.

It's just poorly planned all over. Shame.
Written 3 July 2019
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JGoldbear
Harrogate, UK67 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Solo
Quality of the statue is very good.

As per other reviews though, it is real shame that it isn't of someone who made a positive contribution to Elgin/Moray.

Instead we have the wolf - a man that by all accounts is famous because he burnt to the ground the city where the statue stands, as well as murdering many of its inhabitants. It makes no sense.
Written 25 March 2019
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RB1942
2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
This man is recorded as one of the most evil characters in Scotland's history. What civic lunacy permitted and funded this monstrosity.
Written 10 February 2019
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Egraine
Dunoon, UK107 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Solo
I went back to Elgin October 2018 and this chap had appeared! I love statues and thought it was a nice addition to Elgin
Written 10 December 2018
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