Memorial Statue & Gardens Gardens Redesign Project

Our Plan for the Future

The design concept we have commissioned on behalf of the Trust reflects our vision and meets with our Pound for Piper longer term purpose, to ensure that the monument and gardens are maintained to a high standard for years to come and remain a special place for solace, comfort and contemplation.

Our vision has been brought to life by the talents of award-winning local garden designer Kirsty McLean, of The Garden Design Company Scotland and former Beechgrove Garden guest designer.

View a 360 degree tour of the gardens.

Some of the benefits of this redesign include:

Improved Sustainability

  • Environmental - Greater diversity of Floribunda and thus, attraction of wildlife and insects

  • Social - Increasing capacity and scope for visit and use in the wider community and a place to assist with mental health

  • Economic - Negates the need for costly replacement and maintenance of rose beds

Improved Access & Egress

  • Larger area around the monument

  • Paths to give 360-degree access and egress

  • Ability for any maintenance crews or machinery to be brought in and out

Visitor Experience

  • Improved and additional seating to be added both closer to the monument and within the gardens

  • Design creation is circular giving you a 360-degree viewing experience

  • Increased lawn areas and floribunda to be enjoyed for all seasons

  • Information boards on the legacy & history, monument & garden & the work of the PFP Trust

Of course, none of this will be possible without financial support. Over the years the PFP Trust has managed to raise and invest funds for the ongoing support of the gardens, however our current funding level is not sufficient to cover the full cost of delivery of this project and ensure maintenance in the future. Pound for Piper are therefore respectfully appealing to those organisations that have benefited over the last 60 years from the extraction of O&G to support us in reaching our goal of raising an additional £500K.

This redesign will deliver a place that would be befitting to not only who lost their lives on Piper Alpha but also all that paid the ultimate sacrifice whilst working in the North Sea. A place to remember and contemplate, a place to ensure the younger and future generations are reminded of what's gone before and the harsh price paid for the lessons learned.

Lest We Forget ...

To donate to the gardens redesign project, click here.

For further information on the project please email