Wojtek statue for Duns

A sculpture of Wojtek the soldier bear.
A sculpture of Wojtek the soldier bear.

Members of Duns Community Council have been considering an appropriate site for a new statue of Wojtek the soldier bear.

Aileen Orr attended the community council’s recent meeting and explained that if suitable land were allocated for positioning the statue of Wojtak the cost would be met.

She explained that as the statue would be heavy the site would have to be properly surveyed to ensure that no services were running underneath. She suggested that once the site was decided upon the sculptor would visit in order to liase with the surveyors about size and scale

It was decided that the positioning of the statue on the west approach to Duns would be ideal and would encourage tourism to the area.