Bill McLaren bust unveiled

A bust of the man known simply as 'The Voice of Rugby' has been unveiled in his hometown.

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Bill McLaren bust to be unveiled

A bust commemorating the life of the legendary rugby commentator Bill McLaren is being unveiled in Hawick.

The statue of the rugby master, who died in January 2010 aged 80, cost £11,500 and is based in Wilton Lodge Park.

Councillors are hoping that it will become a tourist attraction, along with a proposed rugby heritage centre.


Permanent memorial to go on show

Rugby personalities past and present will be out on force on Tuesday for the unveiling of a bust in memory of legendary commentator Bill McLaren, who died in January 2010 aged 86.

Community councillors in Hawick, Roxburghshire, hope that the £11,500 statue in Wilton Lodge Park and a planned rugby heritage centre will become a tourist attraction.

Hawick Commuity Council funded the project through public subscription and donations from local organisations.The unveiling ceremony will take place on Tuesday at 11a.m. and those attending are urged to park vehicles in the Common Haugh to ease congestion around the entrance to Wilton Park.

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