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Dame Sheila Marshall McKechnie DBE

Photo:  © Louise Bell

Sculptor: Susanna Robinson

Materials: Bronze bust on sandstone base

Inscription: on sandstone base: Sheila McKechnie/born Camelon 1948/campaigner for/workers' safety/the homeless/consumers' rights/died London 2004/'she made a difference.'

Unveiled: August 2005

Dame Sheila Marshall McKechnie DBE

Dame Sheila Marshall McKechnie, DBE (1948-2004) was a trade unionist, housing campaigner and consumer activist. She became director of Shelter in 1985 and then ten years’ later she was appointed director of the Consumers’ Association (now known under the brand name ‘Which?’). Her partner, Alan Grant, helped set up the Sheila McKechnie Foundation after her death and commissioned this portrait bust. Sheila McKechnie was born in Camelon, close to Falkirk, where the bust was unveiled in August 2005.

Location: The walled garden, Dollar Park, Falkirk, Scotland.