Oor Doddie Unveiled at Murrayfield

A new landmark has been unveiled at BT Murrayfield . . . and it’s already raising a smile with visitors to the home of Scottish Rugby.

A statue of “Oor Doddie” – the 61-times capped former Scotland and British & Irish Lions lock

Doddie Weir – was produced during the summer as part of the Oor Wullie bucket trail around
Scotland.
The statue was auctioned for charity – the Archie Foundation, which supports children’s hospitals in
Scotland – in Dundee in the Autumn and Graham and Fiona Burke from Edzell, Angus, and John and
Fiona Scott from Fearn, near Tain, both families with strong farming connections, made a winning
bid of £11,500 for the statue.

The two couples wanted Oor Doddie to be on display at BT Murrayfield and this week the official
handover took place with the man himself, Doddie Weir, on hand to accept the statue, which will act
as a focal point to continue Scottish Rugby’s support for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation. 

Scotland supporters are thrilled that the “Oor Doddie” is now part of the fabric of BT Murrayfield
and features on Scottish Rugby’s stadium tours.
Supporter Karen Redpath from Galashiels who had contacted Scottish Rugby keen to see the statue
on permanent display at BT Murrayfield said: “Ah that’s just the best news ever,” when she learned
it was now here.
Graham Burke said: “For John and me and our families we are delighted that Doddie, a man who
means so much to the rugby and wider community in Scotland now has this statue at BT
Murrayfield.
“And the great thing about it: everyone who sees it will have a great big smile!”

Doddie said: "What a great gesture from the Burke and Scott families. It is a real privilege to have Oor Doddie at Murrayfield, it certainly made me smile and I hope it gives everyone else as much pleasure. Thank you to everyone who has made this possible including our friends at Scottish Rugby."

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