Kyloe Cow has just been killed off by Edinburgh City Council. The four legged fibre glass piece cow sculpture, which has graced Kyloe Restaurant for the past two years, say planners, has had a “detrimental effect on the character of the listed building and on the amenity of the area caused by its position.” And despite a “Save the Kyloe Cow” campaign including a petition signed by nearly 3,000 people, it must be removed. As a result the city centre steak restaurant will hold a service and wake for its beloved four legged fibre glass friend on Wednesday 18th February at 10.30am. Mourners are being encouraged to attend to say their final goodbyes.
Nic Wood, Owner of Signature Pub Group comments, “The cow sculpture started out as a desperate plea to customers to tell them where we were amidst the debilitating tram works and became a fantastic symbol for our restaurant and a beacon for the much beleaguered West End. I am aggrieved that we have been forced to remove the Kyloe cow and am disappointed that the City of Edinburgh Council are demonstrating such a spectacular sense of humour failure in enforcing this action. However, I am proud that my team can stand here today obeying that instruction yet displaying quite an extraordinary sense of humour and we stand shoulder to shoulder in saying farewell to our cow.”