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Artist unveils Fox Boy sculpture

Sketch of the new sculpture for Menstrie
The new sculpture features a boy on a water wheel

A new sculpture by renowned public artist Andy Scott is to be unveiled in Menstrie, Clackmannanshire.

The work, nicknamed 'Fox Boy', features a boy with a fox's head sitting on a water wheel in the village's Midtown Gardens.

Residents from Menstrie have also been involved in the design evolution of the sculpture.

The Glasgow-born artist is in the process of completing five pieces for the local authority.

Mr Scott, known for his plans to create the world's largest horse sculptures in Falkirk, paid tribute to those who helped shape the work, which will be unveiled on Monday afternoon.

'Proud addition'

He said: "I am very pleased at the outcome of the commission, and especially the result of the close consultation with local people in the sculpture's design.

"Several strands of narrative and inspiration run through the unusual form of the work and these were discussed when residents visited my studio during the sculpture's fabrication.

"My colleague Margo Winning played a vital role in that process and the resulting artwork is a proud addition to our portfolio of public works in Clackmannanshire."

Mr Scott has so far completed four works for the Wee County, including Fox Boy.

He is now set to begin his final creation for the area, which is due to be placed at the Mary Wood roundabout on the outskirts of Clackmannan.

As well as the Heavy Horse, which sits at the side of the M8 between Glasgow and Edinburgh, Mr Scott has also created sculptures in Australia and Spain.

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