Edward Bannerman Ramsay was the author of “Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Charter” in 1858. For thirty years, he was also a minister at St. John the Evangelist Church and later the Dean of the Edinburgh Diocese. In addition, he was a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh and helped found Trinity College. Seven years after his death in 1872, this 26.25 foot Iona Cross memorial was placed over his grave in the cemetery behind St. John’s. The exquisite reliefs depict Christ’s Passion, Resurrection and Ascension as well as Celtic designs.