Revealed: Prime city centre spot planned for statue of Edinburgh boxing legend Ken Buchanan

The statue of Edinburgh boxing legend Ken Buchanan is set for a prime spot looking down Leith Walk.

Saturday, 28th September 2019, 11:41 am
A maquette of the statue which will stand at slightly larger than life size. Picture: Greg Macvean

A spot in the St James Quarter is being lined up for the statue which will stand slightly bigger than life size.The move was announced last night by Lord Provost Frank Ross at a fundraising dinner at Edinburgh’s Grosvenor Hilton attended by American boxing legend Marvelous Marvin Hagler.

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"I'm just a boy from Northfield": Boxing legend Ken Buchanan 'can't believe' statue will honour him in Edinburgh

“I’ve worked hard, I’ve trained hard to win the titles, and to get where I am.

“But I still just can’t believe it.”The new St James Centre site was touted as a potential location for the statue, along with the redeveloped Meadowbank Stadium.