“Non Sibi Sed Patriae”

Off the high street in Old Aberdeen,
there is a small walled garden
with two benches, a shallow (sometimes empty) pond, a sundial
and an unusual mosaic.

It is a tranquil little place, a nice spot for lunch on a dry day.

Non Sibi Sed Patriae

"Non Sibi Sed Patriae"

The motto below the mosaic, “Non Sibi Sed Patriae”,
“Not for self, but for country”.
The mosaic itself depicts the MacRobert family coat of arms.

There is a nice article about the history of the memorial garden
(and more) in Walking with History (PDF) from the University of Aberdeen.

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