Memorial Unveiled to Scottish Aviation Pioneers.
Harold & Frank Barnwell, aviation designers & engineers, from Causewayhead, near Stirling, made Scottish history in July 1909 with the first powered flight in Scottish airspace and again in January 1911 by flying their monoplane for over a mile, the longest flight of any Scottish aircraft to that date.
Sculptor Cliff Bowen, created a memorial to Harold & Frank Barnwell in 2005, depicting the monoplane on a cloud.  The sculpture was erected atop a stone plinth close to the site of the brothers engineering works, the Grampian Motor & Engineering Company at Causewayhead.  Sadly the sculpture suffered malicious damage, following it's repair it was felt the sculpture could not be returned to the plinth.
In 2013, Taylor Wimpey commissioned Pete Hill, artist blacksmith at P. Johnson & Company to design a robust alternative memorial to the Barnwell Brothers to be located atop the original stone plinth at Causewayhead.  The monoplane, created at Ratho Byres Forge from mild steel, depicts Harold Barnwell in the cockpit on that historic mile long flight in 1911.  The galvanized sculpture has been acid etched to give the grey mottled finish & was unveiled at Causewayhead on 27th August 2013.

Full size working drawing of monoplane at Ratho Byres ForgeMark putting the finishing touches to the monoplane at Ratho Byres ForgeSketch drawing by Pete Hill, depicting how the Barnwell brothers memorial would look.Barnwell Brothers memorial unveiling at Causewayhead, with Pete Hill, artist blacksmith at Ratho byres Forge in the foregroundBarnwell Brothers Memorial Sculpture atop stone plinth at Causewayhead, Stirling.