After some intense fundraising, Turriff Tourism Action Group has managed to raise £84,000 in total to have a sculpture of the famous Turra Coo commissioned, which is to be unveiled on Saturday November 20 at 2pm, by Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, and Provost Bill Howatson will take part in the unveiling ceremony.

Artists, David Blyth, Charles Engebretsen and Ginny Huchison have pushed the boundaries of technical creativity making this an innovative and exciting public art work worthy of receiving world wide attention.

Turriff Pipe Band will play the newly composed tune by Bill Hepburn Snr, Sheena Blackhall will recite her newly written poems, and Ballad champion Hector Riddell is to sign the Turra Coo Ballad. A new Turra Coo Christmas light will be illuminated by Turriff Rotary young citizen of the year Kirsty Brown at the corner of High Street and Main Street, Turriff.

An extensive exhibition of artwork from the education program will be on display in the Royal British Legion hall and the Gateway Community Centre.

The project has been fortunate in attracting financial support from the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Fund, Aberdeenshire Council and The McRobert Trust, the Mary Salmond Trust and Turriff & District.