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

FREMANTLE and Kirrie-muir, a small town in Scotland, have one very important thing in common – they were both home to Bon Scott at some point in the musician’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 commissioning of the statue, said it was time to connect the two locations with a live video link booth.

“At the top of every Bon Scott fan’s bucket list is to visit Bon’s birth place and his spiritual rest place, Fremantle,” he said.

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

“The video booth would also be an information kiosk telling to story of Bon and AC/DC.”

Mr Thorncroft said funding would be an obstacle, but 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”.