Fremantle and Kirriemuir, a small town in Scotland, could set up a live stream connection between their respective Bon Scott statues


Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, Doug Thorncroft and Antonio Corea. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au   d465977
Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt, Doug Thorncroft and Antonio Corea. Picture: Jon Hewson        www.communitypix.com.au d465977

FREMANTLE and Kirriemuir, a small town in Scotland, have one very important thing in common – they were both home to Bon Scott at some point in the AC/DC singer’s life.

The two towns could soon take that connection down a technological route with talks of setting up a live stream connection between their respective Bon Scott statues.

Let There Be Rock Promotions’ Doug Thorncroft, who was one of the driving forces behind the commission of the statue, said it was time to connect the two locations with a live video link booth. .

“Ideally we would like to see a ‘Livewire’ live video booth set up at each of the statues so fans can walk up to it at any time of the day or night, press a button and chat to someone at the other location.

Mr Thorncroft said they were expecting to set up the link in time for next year’s 10th anniversary of the statue being in the Fishing Boat Harbour. Fremantle Mayor Brad Pettitt said the statue and Scott’s Fremantle Cemetery grave were major tourist attractions and he “would love to see this further celebrated across national borders”.