The new Rob Roy statue was unveiled for the first time to the public on the 16th September 2017.
The unveiling ceremony took place on the bridge at Peterculter overlooking the rock on which a statue of Rob Roy has stood since 1850.
The Rob Roy Preservation Trust had raised £50,000 to fund the replacement statue, which was created by sculptor David Mitchell, a graduate of the local Gray’s School of Art.
Doug Middleton, chairman of the Rob Roy Preservation Trust gave a speech at the unveiling ceremony, before local councillors Marie Boulton and Tauqeer Malik cut the ribbon assisted by Jim Milne of Balmoral Group, who had provided a great deal of assistance and help to the trust.throughout the replacement process.
Doug said: “The last Rob Roy was taken away in July last year so it has been 14 months of hard work and grief but we are finally here and I hope everyone likes it.
“We have come a long way, it is quite a change to the original statue but we think it is more fitting and more realistic and not quite a romantic statue.”
Councillor Boulton said: “It is so lifelike that I had to do a double take. It is incredible they have made a statue that will last for a very long time.”
Several hundred people from in and around Peterculter, watched the unveiling live, with many more then watching the ceremony as it was steamed around the world on social media.