Peter Pan statue to take ‘pride of place’ at future housing development

A housing developer has pledged to give a much-loved community statue of Peter Pan ‘pride of place’ within the grounds of a future development of homes.

The bronze statue was created in memory of Dr John A Wilson OBE, the physician superintendent of the former sanatorium at the Mearnskirk House site where the homes are to be built – with the statue now in storage while work is undertaken.

The sculpture was first unveiled to a large crowd three years after Dr Wilson’s death, as a fitting memorial to reflect the stories he told on the wards. It was created by renowned sculptor, Alexander Proudfoot.

Craig Fairfoull, head of sales and marketing at Dundas Estates, said, “We would like to reassure the Newton Mearns community that Peter Pan will live on at this location.

“As soon as work on the site allows for us to replace the statue, without fear of it being damaged in any way, we’ll make sure that no time is wasted.

“We are in the process of finalising plans for the redevelopment of the site and will commence a period of public consultation over the coming weeks. We are committed to working with the local community and the local authority to agree a final location for Peter Pan within the site.”