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A campaign to honour the late footballer Billy Bremner has stepped up a gear, after organisers launched a project to commission a statue in the player’s Stirling home town.

The Scottish Football Supporters Association (SFSA), in partnership with Leeds United Supporters Groups, Raploch Community Council, the University of Stirling, Stirling Community Enterprise, Tartan Army Magazine and Stirling Council, are now in the process of selecting an artist to create the tribute in honour of Bremner.

The late Scottish professional footballer and manager is regarded as one of the game’s greatest midfielders. Born in the Raploch, Billy Bremner kicked off his professional playing career with Leeds United, where he went on to captain the team and was also at the forefront of the Scotland football team in the 1970s. Bremner is honoured by a commemorative statue outside the South East corner of Leeds United’s Elland Road.

Three renowned artists, David Annand, Malcolm Robertson and Kenny Hunter have been shortlisted to create the Scottish statue.  It’s hoped it can be positioned near to where Bremner grew up on Weir Street.

The campaign was started by Leeds United Supporters Groups who approached Raploch Community Council. Following their approval, Professor Richard Haynes of the University of Stirling was brought on board and created the campaign and video “Fae Raploch to Elland Road” which details Billy Bremner’s journey from growing up with his adoptive parents, his early football career, through to becoming part of Leeds United folklore.

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