Statue of football legend Denis Law to be erected in Aberdeen

A statue of Manchester United and Scotland legend Denis Law is to be erected in his hometown of Aberdeen.

The city’s council agreed that the bronze sculpture, which has already been created, will stand at Broad Street beside Marischal Square and facing the Robert the Bruce statue.

The site was preferred by both the artist and the Denis Law Legacy Trust, due to the two statues sharing the same sculptor, materials and plinths.

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Alan B Herriot, the figurative sculptor of international reputation, is behind the statue which is currently in storage in Aberdeen. Entitled Legend, it features the footballing great with his right arm raised in celebration.

City growth and resources convener at Aberdeen City Council, councillor Douglas Lumsden, said, “I’m delighted that the statue of one of our footballing greats is to be sited in the same street as our beautiful Marischal College and will be reflected in the glass at Marischal Square.

“The statue will be a fitting and long-lasting tribute to Denis Law and I’m sure will be a popular addition to the sculpture trail around the city.”

The council anticipates that the costs of transporting, installing purchase of a bronze plate for the statue and a plinth with an inscription will stand at £25,000. At a meeting, it agreed to ask the Denis Law Legacy Trust to cover some of these costs.