Original article from the Dunfermline Press on Thursday 29th September 2011


HITTING THE RIGHT NOTE: from left, Gwenda Matthews, Allan Smith and Colin Gourlay.
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Fans and friends of the late Stuart Adamson gathered in the glen on Saturday for the poignant unveiling of a bench adorned with some of his most popular lyrics.
The memorial sitting in a peaceful setting was paid for by Stuart’s admirers who were determined there would be a permanent tribute to the Skids and Big Country star in his home town.
After the ceremony many of those present went to a get-together at PJ Molloys where Stuart’s music provided the entertainment.
Organiser Gwenda Matthews, from Wigan and a long-time fan of Stuart, said afterwards “We were very pleased with the way the day went.”
“I’ve has some feed-back since, saying they think there have been 400 people down to see the bench since we unveiled it.
“On Saturday, there were people who had come from Germany and one guy had come from Ireland, taking him 10 hours to get there.”
“There were also people who had been at school with Stuart and everybody was exchanging stories.”
“I’m delighted the fans were able to pay tribute to Stuart in this way and it was important it was there before the 10th anniversary of his death.”

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