DunBear: Iconic Dunbar sculpture will be lit up to mark John Muir's birthday
The iconic Dunbar sculpture, the DunBear, will be lit up on Wednesday evening to mark John Muir’s birthday.
The bear sculpture, erected in November 2019, will alternate between blue and white lights to mark John Muir Day.
John Muir, born in 1838, was a pioneering Dunbar born naturalist and conservationist, who eventually emigrated to America with his family.
He petitioned the President and Congress to form National Parks and through this Yosemite and other National Parks were eventually established.
It is because of National Parks that certain species, such as the brown bear, have survived and thrived.
The John Muir way in Scotland is a 130 mile route linking Muir’s birth place with Scotland’s first national park, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs.
John Muir Day, April 21, commemorates his birthday.
The sculpture, designed by Andy Scott (of ‘Kelpies’ fame) is a tribute to John Muir’s amazing work.
It can be found near the Spott Roundabout by the A1.