Burns Window St Giles

Cieling and WindowThe Great West Window, installed in 1985, is the work of the Icelandic artist Leifur Breidfjörd, one of his largest commissions. It celebrates major themes within the poetry of Robert Burns, in a semi-abstract style. The lowest section is mainly green, representing the natural world that Burns portrayed so vividly and so lovingly. The middle section contains many human figures as it celebrates human unity, regardless of race, colour or creed. The topmost tracery contains a glorious sunburst of love, blossoming “like a red, red rose”.