Dundee’s tailor-made penguins have been stepping out in style thanks to the efforts of a mystery fashionista.
The city centre statues at the Overgate have been snappily dressed in ties and bright T-shirts over the last couple of days.
The bizarre dress choices come after several weeks of the Antarctic birds sporting a range of different clothing.
It all started when one of the statues was spotted wearing a red jumper. Then, in the days that followed, two more of the penguins were spotted in matching blue cardigans.However, the person behind the trend still remains at large.
A mysterious man has been linked to the penguins’ clothing range, after being spotted adding a polo shirt to the group in previous weeks.
Caroline Lindsay came across the fivesome, dressed in T-shirts and neck ties, on Sunday afternoon.
However, when she passed again on Monday, four of the penguins had been robbed of their clothes.
She said: “Lots of people were taking pictures of them and posing with them. It is really cute.
“I had only seen the pictures in The Courier of them wearing cardigans before. I am sure they will get new clothes soon.”
Alison Nicoll, 45, also thought the penguins showed a lighter side to Dundee, and hopes people keep adding to the statues’ wardrobe.
“I think it’s a bit of good fun, we are utilising the landmarks that we have here,” she said.
Baffled locals have also speculated on who may be behind the continued p-p-pestering of the penguins.
Sandy Pullar, 70, reckons it could be one of the city’s numerous students.
He said: “I imagine it’s someone young, probably a student, they have a really good imagination for this kind of thing.”
Faizan Ajha, 28, thinks the move could be part of some kind of project.
He said: “It could be a group of artists behind this. They could be backing equality, or some kind of animal rights group.”
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