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Scots needed for plinth project

Antony Gormley's proposal. Picture by James O Jenkins
Antony Gormley's artwork seeks to showcase real people

An artist is launching a recruitment campaign to find more than 200 Scots willing to become living sculptures.

Antony Gormley wants volunteers to stand on a plinth in London's Trafalgar Square for an hour each, over 100 days.

He will need a total of 2,400 recruits, representative of the UK population, for the One and Other project. There will be 207 Scots.

The creator of the Angel of the North sculpture says his aim is to create a "unique portrait" of the UK.

The project is due to begin on 6 July. Applicants must be 16 or over and will be selected at random.

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