The statue of John Cowane sculpted by Mylne and William Ayton is added to the niche in the building’s tower. The statue is affectionately known as ‘Auld Staneybreeks’ and is said to come to life and dance in the courtyard at Hogmanay. The statue has recently been removed from the niche for the first time since 1650 to undergo conservation work. It will return to the Hospital in September/October, 2019.