Polished pet

A handsome sculpture of a dog, carefully crafted from pine, has drawn hundreds of admirers since it was installed at the Little Isle Pool of the River Ness by members of Inverness Angling Club and skilled friends.

It also captured the attention of a retired craftsman who offered to apply his polishing skills to fill in surface cracks in the artistic doggie addition to the club's traditional gathering place. Ian Ward, a native of Nairn, served his time as a French polisher in Inverness.

Ian was delighted to use his 40-year-old ball of beeswax, and hard-won skills, to bring out the best in the sculpture — ready for the result of a naming competition launched by the Inverness Courier.

Master of his craft: Ian Ward enhances the sculpture


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