Mystery book sculpture drops in at Dun

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A unique book sculpture inspired by the work of one of Angus’s most popular authors will be on show for a limited time at the House of Dun near Montrose this weekend – Saturday, December 8 and Sunday, December 9.

The Peter Pan-inspired sculpture was created by the Mystery Book Sculptor and is the fourth in a series of five commissioned by Scottish Book Trust to celebrate the first Book Week Scotland.

It was unveiled to the public at JM Barrie’s Birthplace in Kirriemuir last week after an online treasure hunt, which ended with a queue of people keen to see the beautiful artwork.

Entry requirements at the National Trust for Scotland’s House of Dun will not be so stringent this weekend – the sculpture will be on show in the famous Grand Saloon.

John McKenna, property manager for both JM Barrie’s Birthplace and the House of Dun, said: “We are very grateful to Scottish Book Trust for enabling us to take this unique and beautiful tribute to one of Angus’s most celebrated authors on tour.

“This weekend, we are expecting a packed house as our Christmas celebrations are in full swing. This fabulous and intricate sculpture will add even more festive fairy dust to proceedings.”

Marc Lambert, CEO of Scottish Book Trust, said: “These unique pieces of art, inspired as they are by a love of books, reading, and libraries, are to be shared in the way stories are.

“I am delighted we are able to display the Peter Pan sculpture at the House of Dun.”

The sculpture will be on display from 11 a.m., until 4 p.m.

A full programme of festive events, complete with craft fair, Santa Claus and more.

Entry to the house costs £1 for adults and £5 for children.