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:
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A Cumbrian man has been jailed for 15 years after a police crime unit seized its biggest ever haul of firearms.
The historic event always takes place on the last Friday in July.
Early enquiries suggest the men may have taken the drug Blue Valium. Two of them remain in hospital with breathing problems.