The Aberdeen City War Memorial is one of the famous monuments in the UK. It has been illuminated once again following fears that the famous lion could be left in the dark for months. The granite lion was carved from silver-grey granite from Kemnay, and designed by Aberdeen sculptor William Macmillan. New LED lights were installed at the site as part of the £30million redevelopment of the Art Gallery and Cowdray Hall. The new lighting is simple, respectful and makes it clear that this is the city’s war memorial.