Blog: Chris MercerThe Famous Grouse becomes a bit more famous

Chris Mercer | 29 November 2010

The grouse sculpture. Picture courtesy of newscom.

The grouse sculpture. Picture courtesy of newscom.

For years, the mascot for the The Famous Grouse Scotch whisky (surprisingly, it's a cartoon grouse) has graced television screens in the run-up to Christmas. Now, residents in Perth, Scotland, have a permanent statue courtesy of brand owner, The Edrington Group.

A 21-ft tall sculpture of a grouse taking flight has been erected on "one of Scotland's major road junctions" in Perthshire to mark 800 years since King William the Lion handed Perth the Royal Burgh Charter (in 1210).   

Edrington Group stumped up the dollar for the statue.


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