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Sculpture of Ben Nevis drive unveiled in Fort William

Ford Model T bronze Image copyright Mark Stoddart
Image caption The sculpture recalls the 1911 exploits of Henry Alexander Jr

A new sculpture has been installed in Fort William to recall the driving of a Ford Model T up and down Ben Nevis.

Henry Alexander Jr, the son of an Edinburgh car dealer, completed the challenge in 1911.

Model T owners along with local history enthusiasts were the driving forces behind the creation of the new sculpture.

It was unveiled in Fort William's Square in a ceremony on Saturday that featured a parade of original Model Ts.

Image copyright Mark Stoddart
Image caption The sculpture was unveiled on Saturday

Powderhall Bronze, a foundry in Edinburgh, made the sculpture of the car with Alexander Jr behind the wheel.

The making of the three-tonne public art was been overseen by Mark Stoddart, a designer and artist based in Ladybank, Ayrshire.

Image copyright Mark Stoddart
Image caption A parade of Model Ts formed part of Saturday's ceremony

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