Brave art re­moved for re­furb 132yrs on

Sunday Mail (UK) - - Lorna Hughes -

A bronze statue of Wil­liam Wal­lace is to be re­moved from the mon­u­ment in his hon­our for the first time since it was in­stalled 132 years ago.

It will un­dergo a £280,000 restora­tion after a re­port showed its in­ter­nal frame and parts of the bronze sur­face had de­te­ri­o­rated.

Scaf­fold­ing has been put up to al­low con­ser­va­tors to re­move the frag­ile piece.

It will be back on view in time for the tower’s 150th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tions in Septem­ber.

The gal­leries in­side will be re­fur­bished and the mon­u­ment will be closed from Fe­bru­ary 18 for eight weeks for the work to be done.

The fig­ure of the free­dom fighter was added to the Na­tional Wal­lace Mon­u­ment in 1887 – 18 years after the tower was opened.

RE­VAMP Statue

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