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Warren Rackham (l), Bob McPherson and painter Linda El Mir. Absent: Roger McLean

Iconic Scottish-themed highway sign for Maclean is back in business!

Warren Rackham (l), Bob McPherson and painter Linda El Mir. Absent: Roger McLean
Warren Rackham (l), Bob McPherson and painter Linda El Mir. Absent: Roger McLean

 

The Maclean Scottish Town Association is delighted to advise that the reconstruction and repainting of the iconic ‘Scottish Lass’ Pacific Highway sign near Harwood Bridge has now been completed.
The new highway construction had necessitated the relocation of the sign, which, thanks to approval of the landowner, has now been re-erected adjacent to the new highway alignment.
In relocating the sign it was necessary to replace the whole of the original face board with new aluminium sheeting, and have a complete new paint job carried out, a task most ably undertaken by local artist Linda El Mir. The graphics for the sign have been retained, being to the original artwork by noted former artist Keith Howland, and it is probably the last of the Howland highway signs originally commissioned by the former Maclean Shire Council still in existence.
The reverse of the sign displays the attractive Yamba Chamber of Commerce’s town promotion for Yamba, and the Maclean Scottish Town Association extends its sincere appreciation to the Yamba Chamber for its
ready cooperation and sharing of costs in maintaining this valuable joint promotion feature for both our towns.
This valuable commercial asset to Maclean has been made possible through funding from the local community, and has the prime objective of seeing the dollars being returned to the town

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