Speaking from his sun-bathed front garden, local retiree Alex Ferguson unveiled his latest topiary sculpture, a likeness of the former Manchester United forward, Mark Robbins.
He said: “I’m fair delighted with how it’s turned out.
“I’ve been meaning to get started on this fir a while now, but I wis always busy with work.”
“Y’know how it is,” added the keen gardener.
As a topless Ferguson wiped away sweat from his forehead, he explained that he’d tried to persuade his former employees to honour the striker in some way: “he was a great lad – helped me out a lot in my work, if I’m honest…”
Regarding his latest work, which sits alongside similar statues of Aberdeen legend, Willie Miller, as well as one of racehorse, Rock of Gibraltar, Ferguson remarked on the technical difficulties in attempting such a piece: “It’s a very boyish face – not too angular; that was the hardest part.”
When asked of his future plans, Ferguson showed assembled reporters his plans for a statue of promiscuous midfielder Ryan Giggs.
He said: “My wife said what about Steve Bruce – or even Paul Scholes.
“Could you imagine? I telt her, ‘I dinnae want to scare away the grand-weans!’”
The interview was then ended by Ferguson’s wife, Cathy, who called out from the doorway to the couple’s home, “Alec – that’s David on the phone for you again!
“Ach – got tae go!” added Ferguson.