World's Strangest Sights - Part Two
PC World's 'Strangest Sight's on Google Earth' (see post below) has a section called 'unexplained'. One of the so called 'unexplained' sights is the concrete giant pictured here.
Gulliver is the longest concrete sculpture in Europe. It was constructed in the late 70s by a team of local adults and young people under a Craigmillar Festival Job Creation Scheme after being designed by Jimmy Boyle whilst in prison. Children were consulted and alterations made at their request. Not only did it take them off the streets, it provided scope for imaginative play.
You can read an article by Jimmy Boyle about the project here.
View Gulliver on Google Maps
View Gulliver on Google Earth