Statue unveiled this Saturday

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A statue of Bon Scott, the legendary AC/DC frontman, will be unveiled at 1pm on April 30.

The unveiling coincides with the 10th anniversary of Bonfest, which will see AC/DC fans from across the globe descend on Kirrie.

DD8 have fundraised for three years to raise the money to build the statue, with fans contributing to the cause.

The statue will be unveiled by Tony Currenti, drummer on AC/DC’s High Voltage album, Mark Evans, bass player on four albums, and Mary Renshaw, who has been described as Bon’s “soulmate” and has written a book entitled ‘Live Wire’ all about the man behind the myth. The statue depicts Bon wearing a sleeveless denim jacket and tight trousers, clutching a set of bagpipes - the instrument he played on the group’s song It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock ‘n’ Roll). It was designed by Ayrshire-based sculptor and AC/DC fan John McKenna.

An exhibition at the Gateway to the Glens museum is also underway, featuring exclusive items from the collection of superfan Neil McDonald, and hand written letters that Bon sent to Mary Renshaw.