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The Bamse Statue

statue of bamse in montroseOn 17th October 2006, at Wharf Street, Montrose, overlooking the natural harbour, the statue of Bamse was unveiled by the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.

It was the culmination of a huge fundraising exercise to raise £50,000 that was met with an overwhelming response from around the world and in particular, Scotland and Norway.

The Montrose Heritage Trust had commissioned the work from Alan Herriot, the Edinburgh based sculptor and artist, who has extensive experience of large works for public spaces.

video of unveiling
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The unveiling generated much media interest, with news items shown on national TV and carried in national newspapers. The Montrose Heritage Trust commissioned a DVD video of the occasion.

You can see how the project progressed from start to finish by clicking on the stages below.

Fundraising The Artist At Work Installation unveiling Finished Site