On 17th October 2006, at Wharf Street, Montrose, overlooking the natural harbour, the statue of Bamse was unveiled
by the Duke of York, Prince Andrew.
It was the culmination of a huge fundraising exercise
to raise £50,000 that was met with an overwhelming response from around the world and in particular, Scotland and Norway.
The Montrose Heritage Trust had commissioned the work from Alan Herriot
, the Edinburgh based sculptor and artist, who has extensive experience of large works for public spaces.
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generated much media interest, with news items shown on national TV and carried in national newspapers. The Montrose Heritage Trust commissioned a DVD video
of the occasion.
You can see how the project progressed from start to finish by clicking on the stages below.