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There were emotional scenes in Hawick today as a statue of the much loved commentator Bill McLaren was unveiled.
Rugby stars past and present joined Bill's family at Wilton Lodge Park to pay tribute to the man known as 'the voice of rugby'.
Bill died three years ago at the age of 86.
Kathryn Samson has the full report:
Bill McLaren's family and rugby stars past and present gathered at Wilton Lodge Park for the unveiling of the statue.
The community council helped to raise the funds for the £11,500 bust and Bill's daughter Linda says he'd be delighted:
The bust of legendary rugby commentator Bill McLaren has now been unveiled at Wilton Park Lodge in Hawick.
The daughter of Bill McLaren, Linda, has been speaking ahead of the unveiling of the bust commemorating the rugby commentator.
The bust is being unveiled in Wilton Park Lodge in Hawick.
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.
The memorial bust of Bill McLaren will be unveiled in his home town of Hawick on Tuesday.
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.