An ANZAC Memorial In Edinburgh: Dan Lentell talks to Campaigner Mike Smith

Ken Lukowiak

“It was an idea that got me thinking, and the more I thought about it and mentioned it to others, the more convinced I was that it should happen.”

Mike Smith runs one of Edinburgh’s best loved watering-holes, the Bow Bar, located in the heart of the famous Old Town. There he manages an award-winning array of taps featuring all that’s best and brightest in the contemporary craft beer scene.

Mike is also leading the campaign to have a permanent ANZAC memorial located in his adopted home town.

Here Mike talks to Edinburgh-based writer, Dan Lentell (who helps Ken run Warrior to Worrier), about the campaign and how it will help commemorate and celebrate the heroes and heroism associated with the ANZAC banner.

What first brought you to Edinburgh and what made you stay?

Well my father is from Glasgow, so I hold a British passport. My initial plan was…

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