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Reform Monument

Located on Broad Street in Peterhead, the Reform Monument was erected by public subscription in 1833 to celebrate the passing of the Reform Act on the 4th June, 1832, which extended voting rights and made parliament more representative of the country.

The monument comprises a single Doric column, mounted on a square granite base and topped four carved panels and a gold Lion Rampant representing a united Britain. The panels depict in turn: facing north, Concordia Res Parvae Crescunt Discordia Maxumae Dilabuntur (or Harmony Makes Small Estates Great, Discord Undermines the Mightiest Empires), facing south, Servate Terminos Unanimitate Virtute et Industria (or Preserve the Boundaries through Concord, Virtue and Diligence), facing west, the Arms of the Earls Marischal and their motto Veritas Vincit (Truth Conquers) and facing east, the national plant badges of Scotland, England and Ireland, together with the motto Tria Juncta in Uno (Three Joined in One).

The monument was restored by the former Banff and Buchan District Council in 1992.


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