Braveheart statue finds home at Brechin Football Club

The statue was inspired by the 1995 film, Braveheart, and has travelled across Scotland.

Braveheart statue finds home at Brechin Football Club PA Media
Braveheart: Statue finds a home at Brechin City.

A Braveheart statue which has travelled across Scotland has finally found a home.

The statue was created by Scottish sculptor Tommy Church, and was unveiled at Brechin City FC on Sunday afternoon.

Depicting Mel Gibson as William Wallace in the 1995 film Braveheart, it took Mr Church five months to carve the 13-foot figure.

Clark Renilson, 55, community manager, said: “[The statue] has been in various places throughout Scotland and it was offered to the club just this year as the sculptor is a resident of the town.

“This will be the final resting place, where it will remain.

David Birse, Tommy Church, Andrea Brymer and Kevin Mackie at the statue's unveiling. (Brechin City FC/PA)PA Media
David Birse, Tommy Church, Andrea Brymer and Kevin Mackie at the statue’s unveiling. (Brechin City FC/PA)

“There must have been approximately 250 to 300 [people] in total [at the event], so that was a mixture of all age groups.”

STV newsreader and local Brechiner Andrea Brymer unveiled the statue, and The Brechin Football Community Trust set up games for children at the event.

Mr Renilson added that there was also a bucket collection for kidney dialysis at the event, which raised roughly £650 and was the chosen charity of Mr Church.

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