Brave art removed for refurb 132yrs on
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.