AC/DC fans to fea­ture in doc­u­men­tary

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AC/DC fans rocked up to Kir­riemuir to take the spotlight for a film shoot which could reach an au­di­ence of 50 mil­lion.

Denim-clad and horn-wear­ing fans of all ages an­swered an Ir­ish film com­pany’s ral­ly­ing call to gather at the town statue hon­our­ing band front­man Bon Scott for a head-bang­ing ses­sion which will fea­ture in a new doc­u­men­tary for US broad­cast giv­ing a bird’s eye view of Bri­tain.

The Bel­lies Brae statue was se­lected by Tile Films as one of the lo­ca­tions on a tour of Scot­land gath­er­ing footage for the Aerial Bri­tain pro­gramme be­ing put to­gether for the Smith­so­nian Chan­nel.

The chan­nel cov­ers a range of his­tor­i­cal, sci­en­tific and cul­tural sub­jects, in­spired by the Smith­so­nian In­sti­tu­tion which is the world’s largest museum and re­search com­plex.

Along­side other Bri­tish land­marks and events such as High­land games, the Dublin-based film com­pany ap­proached or­gan­is­ers of Kir­riemuir’s an­nual Bon­fest trib­ute to the town’s fa­mous rock son to in­clude the statue on their list of lo­ca­tions.

Scott em­i­grated with his fam­ily to Aus­tralia as a young­ster be­fore go­ing on to reach rock god sta­tus as the lead singer in the band formed by Glas­gow brothers An­gus and Mal­colm Young.

Bon­fest chair­man John Craw­ford said he was de­lighted the statue – un­veiled in 2016 af­ter a suc­cess­ful £50,000 crowd­fund­ing cam­paign which drew sup­port from across the world – would fea­ture in the Aerial Bri­tain doc­u­men­tary.

“They did a doc­u­men­tary called Aerial Ire­land which went out on NBC and I think it was seen by about 30 mil­lion peo­ple so I think this one has a chance to do even bet­ter and hope­fully even more peo­ple will learn that we have the Bon Scott statue here in Kir­rie,” said John.

“The statue has been great for the town but any­thing that gen­er­ates even more interest is great.”

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