The news from Scotland is that the life-sized statue of Linda McCartney sitting on a boulder holding a lamb has arrived in Campbeltown and is ready for unveiling. Sir Paul commissioned the statue from Shropshire artist Jane Robbins, who happens to be the daughter of one of his cousins. (see October 2, 2000) Ms. Robbins told reporters yesterday:"I do not know who will be unveiling the statue. Ultimately all the family will see it, but I don't know when. It took me nearly a year (to complete). Paul gave it his approval and I am very pleased with it. I knew Linda all my life. She was a wonderful woman."It is believed that Sir Paul may perform the unveiling honors on November 1. A Campbeltown resident is quoted as saying: "We think Sir Paul will want to do it but no one knows who'll be with him. It'll look bad if Heather's not with him but it could look even worse if the kids decide to boycott the ceremony because Heather's going."
Linda's dear friend, Carla Lane, told reporters, "Linda deserves this honor. She loved it there."
The statue will be placed in a memorial garden near the McCartney's beloved home on the Mull of Kintyre.
(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)
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