'What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.'
"Leisure" is a poem by Welsh poet W H Davies, inscribed beside the statue.
This sculpture, originally in concrete and later recast in bronze, is by Andrew Brown and is not modelled on any one particular person. 'The Man' reflects the local people, outlook, jobs, and the environment in which the people of Port William live, and the effect this has on their lives. Meet him by the harbour at Port William.
Port William named after it's developer Sir William Maxwell 5th Baronet of Monreith House, planning and building the village in the 18c including the harbour which was one of the first in West Galloway. In olden days Port William was renowed also for it's smuggling activities.
For visitors to Port William, it has safe and sandy beaches, a lovely harbour, cafe, Spar, takeaway, and a hardware/fishing tackle shop. Inland from Port William and worth visiting are The White Lock, Dumtradden Standing Stones, and Druchtag Motte.
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