Calendar An icon of a desk calendar. Cancel An icon of a circle with a diagonal line across. Caret An icon of a block arrow pointing to the right. Email An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of the Facebook "f" mark. Google An icon of the Google "G" mark. Linked In An icon of the Linked In "in" mark. Logout An icon representing logout. Profile An icon that resembles human head and shoulders. Telephone An icon of a traditional telephone receiver. Tick An icon of a tick mark. Is Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes. Is Not Public An icon of a human eye and eyelashes with a diagonal line through it. Pause Icon A two-lined pause icon for stopping interactions. Quote Mark A opening quote mark. Quote Mark A closing quote mark. Arrow An icon of an arrow. Folder An icon of a paper folder. Breaking An icon of an exclamation mark on a circular background. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Caret An icon of a caret arrow. Clock An icon of a clock face. Close An icon of the an X shape. Close Icon An icon used to represent where to interact to collapse or dismiss a component Comment An icon of a speech bubble. Comments An icon of a speech bubble, denoting user comments. Ellipsis An icon of 3 horizontal dots. Envelope An icon of a paper envelope. Facebook An icon of a facebook f logo. Camera An icon of a digital camera. Home An icon of a house. Instagram An icon of the Instagram logo. LinkedIn An icon of the LinkedIn logo. Magnifying Glass An icon of a magnifying glass. Search Icon A magnifying glass icon that is used to represent the function of searching. Menu An icon of 3 horizontal lines. Hamburger Menu Icon An icon used to represent a collapsed menu. Next An icon of an arrow pointing to the right. Notice An explanation mark centred inside a circle. Previous An icon of an arrow pointing to the left. Rating An icon of a star. Tag An icon of a tag. Twitter An icon of the Twitter logo. Video Camera An icon of a video camera shape. Speech Bubble Icon A icon displaying a speech bubble WhatsApp An icon of the WhatsApp logo. Information An icon of an information logo. Plus A mathematical 'plus' symbol. Duration An icon indicating Time. Success Tick An icon of a green tick. Success Tick Timeout An icon of a greyed out success tick. Loading Spinner An icon of a loading spinner.

AC/DC star statue to be delayed by Kirriemuir Square redevelopment

Bon Scott.
Bon Scott.

Hard rockers in Angus have been left disappointed with the news that a statue to rock icon Bon Scott has been delayed.

Kirriemuir’s favourite musical son will be back in 2015 rather than Back in Black, after it was announced a tribute to him will not be unveiled at a music festival this year.

The statue was due to be revealed at Bonfest, the town’s yearly tribute to AC/DC’s 40-year career, which draws thousands of people from around the world.

But Graham Galloway of organisers DD8 Music said major Angus Council plans to redevelop the statue’s surroundings will knock the project back by some time.

He said: “We have made the decision to push the unveiling of the statue back to next year’s Bonfest, which will take place in May 2015.

“Artist John McKenna has now started work on the statue after a public vote confirmed the final design will include bagpipes over Bon’s shoulder.

“We had hoped to be ready for this year’s Bonfest in August (15-17), but as the statue is now part of the major renovations to Kirriemuir’s town centre the final installation date has been somewhat taken out of our hands.”

Plans are in the offing for redevelopment of Kirriemuir Square, with proposals for its “21st Century” facelift still at the late design stage.

Despite the delay, Mr Galloway promised this year’s festival will still provide fans with their AC/DC fix.

“We know this will be disappointing to all of you, but we still have an incredible three days of music planned for this year’s festival,” he said.

“It also means that the statue will be unveiled in the year that marks the 35th anniversary of Bon’s death, and we can honour his memory in style.”

The three-day festival is one of the biggest events in the Angus calendar, and remains one of the mainstays for fans of AC/DC in Europe and abroad.

Fundraising for the statue is still ongoing and anyone wishing to make a donation can do so at

Already a subscriber? Sign in