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Late singer will be honoured with a statue in Kirriemuir, Scotland

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AC/DC singer Bon Scott, who died aged 33 in 1980, is to have a monument honouring him erected in his hometown of Kirriemuir.

Scott was born in nearby Forfar in Scotland in 1946, before his family moved to Australia when he was six, and a Kirriemuir community group want to honour their local hero by erecting a statue.

DD8 Music, who are also behind the annual Bon Scott music festival in the town, have approached sculptor John McKenna to design a statue as a lasting tribute, reports the Daily Record.

McKenna told the newspaper:

It's early days, but it's a great honour. Bon Scott was an icon from my teenage years.


The tribute to the late singer has received backing from former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans, who told Ultimate Classic Rock: "It’s so amazing that Bon is getting honoured like this, especially since Scotland is such an important place in the history of AC/DC. Bon already had a street named after him in Kirriemuir and now this!"

Scott has a statue in his honour in his hometown of Claremont, Australia. Erected in 2008, the monument is situated at the Freemantle Fishing Boat Harbour.

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