The Bon Scott (AC/DC) Statue in Kirriemuir
The Bon Scott (AC/DC) Statue in Kirriemuir

The Bon Scott (AC/DC) Statue in Kirriemuir

Yes, you read that right – a statue of the legendary AC/DC member Bon Scott in the small town of Kirriemuir in Scotland!

Who is Bon Scott?

Ronald Belford Scott, or “Bon” Scott, was the renowned lead vocalist and lyricist of the hard rock band AC/DC from 1974 to his death in 1980. He had a reputation for being a wildcard, embodying the Rock ‘n’ Roll lifestyle.

A not particularly well known fact about Bon Scott is that before moving to Australia at age 6, he was raised in Kirriemuir! The idea for the statue originally spawned at BonFest, an annual music festival held in honour of the man himself. Mega fans from around the world head to this quaint Scottish town to pay (and play) their respects to their musical hero. As a permanent dedication to both Bon Scott and BonFest, a crowdfunding campaign was organised to fund the construction of this beloved life sized bronze statue. £45,000 was raised, with the statue being created by artist John McKenna. It was unveiled in 2016, and has been a part of Kirriemuir’s landscape ever since. Come and see it for yourself!

  • Free
  • Open 24/7

Things to do near Highlands

Glamis Castle near Dundee

Glamis Castle is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage, hospitality and enjoyment for all. The family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne, Glamis Castle is the legendary setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood ...

Trampolining in Dundee

Take the leap of faith and try trampolining today! At Ryze Dundee, you can bounce around with your friends and family and feel like you’re soaring through the air! With a huge variety of features, this ...

Ice Skating in Dundee

Try ice skating at the Dundee Ice Arena and become the next snowsports sensation! Whether you have no experience at all or you’re already a pro, all are welcome to get onto the ice and feel ...

Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee

Looking for a fun and relaxed day out with lots of amazing animals? Visit the incredible Camperdown Wildlife Centre in Dundee! Located in the beautiful Camperdown Country Park just a 15-minute drive from the city centre, ...

Laser Tag in Dundee

Blast your way into the action with a day at Scotland’s largest indoor laser tag arena, Combat City! Play with friends and family as you compete in a variety of game modes to see who will ...

Axe Throwing in Dundee

Ever wanted to master the skill of axe throwing? Or discover your inner caveman or woman? Of course, you have! And now you can do it with your friends at Axe Hurling Dundee. Head along to Scotland’s ...

Indoor Go Karting in Dundee

On your marks… Get set… GO!!! Off to Dundee, you can go to race against your friends, family, or fellow go-karting enthusiasts! With session packages for not only adults but kids as well, you’ll be racing ...

Hike to Dundee Law

If you’re a hiking or Scottish history enthusiast and you’re looking for something to do in Dundee, climb Dundee Law! You can’t miss it, it’s the big hill in the middle of Dundee and the city’s ...

Observatory in Dundee

For all, you astronomy aficionados out there, head along to Mills Observatory in Dundee! Visit Britain’s first-ever purpose-built public observatory and watch the stars and planets through their telescopes. Admire the beautiful scenery from the top ...

Transport Museum in Dundee

Dundee’s Museum of Transport is a fantastic day out for anyone that has an interest in historical vehicles and their uses from their respective time periods. This independent museum beautifully preserves the transport heritage of Dundee ...

Medical History Museum in Dundee

Jump into the world of medicine and take a trip down memory lane at the Tayside Medical History Museum! Based at Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, you can learn about the incredible evolution of medical research ...

McManus Art Gallery & Museum in Dundee

Spend a cultured day out at the McManus Art Gallery & Museum! With two floors bursting with incredible artworks and interesting exhibits, there is so much to see and learn here. 8 Galleries spread over the ...