Rob Roy Statue Removed

The latest version of the Rob Roy statue, which sits on the the rocky bank of Culter Burn at the west of the village of Peterculter, Scotland has had to be removed due to wear and tear on the statue.

This model of the kilted Scottish hero is made of polychrome carved wood and was carved by Arnold Smith The statue of Rob Roy was unveiled in 1991, so has been in place come rain or shine for the last 25 years.

Construction firm, Diack and MacAuley, is conducting on-going repair work on the historic Rob Roy Bridge, which is adjacent to the statue.

The company has donated the use of a mobile crane to allow the Rob Roy Preservation Trust committee to remove it for a full evaluation.

Chairman of the trust, Doug Middleton, said: “We are very grateful to Diack and MacAuley for their offer, which allows us to lift the statue from its current location so we can assess it for repair.”

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