Dunbar sculpture lit up in the colours of Ukraine flag

THE DunBear, the sculpture of a brown bear beside the A1 at Dunbar in East Lothian, has been lit up blue and yellow in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.

The five-metre-high steel sculpture is a tribute to Dunbar-born naturalist and conservationist, John Muir, who played a key role in the establishment of National Parks in the USA.

Designed by Andy Scott, who is also responsible for The Kelpies, The DunBear was erected in 2019 by Hallhill Developments. It forms the centrepiece of DunBear Park, a proposed 54.3-acre low carbon community that aims to include a range of commercial, community and residential uses.

Ken Ross from Hallhill Developments, which is responsible for The DunBear and is undertaking the DunBear Park development, said, “As part of the global show of solidarity for the people of Ukraine, we have lit up the  stunning DunBear sculpture in blue and yellow, the colours of the Ukraine flag. We wanted the people of Ukraine to know the considerable support they have, given the horrific impact of the Russian invasion, which has torn so many lives apart. Our thoughts are with them.”