Description Melrose Abbey is a Gothic-style abbey in Melrose, Scotland. It was founded in 1136 by Cistercian monks, on the request of King David I of Scotland. It was headed by the Abbot or Commendator of Melrose.The east end of the abbey was completed in 1146. Other buildings in the complex were added over the next 50 years. The abbey was built in the form of a St. Johns cross. A considerable portion of the abbey is now in ruins, though a structure dating from 1590 is maintained as a museum open to the public.Alexander II and other Scottish kings and nobles are buried at the abbey. The embalmed heart of Robert the Bruce is also said to rest on the abbeys grounds, while the rest of his body is buried in Dunfermline Abbey. In 1812, a stone coffin that some speculated was that of Michael Scot the philosopher and wizard, was found in an aisle in the abbeys south chancel.It is known for its many carved decorative details, including likenesses of saints, dragons, gargoyles and plants. On one of the abbeys stairways is an inscription by John Morow, a master mason, that says: Be halde to ye hende (Keep in mind, the end, your salvation), which has become the motto of the town of Melrose.
Stuart Fellowes, Glasgow, Scotland Member Since July 2009 Artist Statement Welcome to the art website of Longline Studio. We are a Scottish business, based in Glasgow and headed by Stuart Fellowes, a professional modelmaker with many years of experience in commercial, industrial and artistic modelmaking. We specialise in manufacturing ornamental models, in resin, bonded stone and bonded bronze. We also produce a growing range of art prints that compliment the model collection. All our painting are by accomplished Scottish artist, C.B. O'Reilly.
The theme and aim of our work is to capture in miniature, the best of historic Scottish architecture, transport, Celtic and Pictish subjects. We strive to reconstruct and portray life in Scotland as it once was.
Models are available from a growing list of retail outlets in Scotland or direct from me. Please see our main website for further information. http://myweb.tiscali.co.uk/stuartfellowes
We are also able to undertake commission work for businesses, museums and individuals for one off models or artworks. If you have any ideas or wants, please let us know.