Coat of Arms of The Royal Burgh of Auchtermuchty

Sir Jimmy Shand MBE MA

28th January 1908 -
23rd December 2000

The bronze sculpture of Auchtermuchty's most famous resident was unveiled by the Rt Hon Earl of Elgin on Friday 12th September 2003.

Although not originally from 'Muchty, Jimmy had long made his home here and to Scots worldwide the names "Auchtermuchty" and "Jimmy Shand" were virtually synonymous.


The sculpture by David Annand is located in a small garden just off the Newburgh Road, just up from the Auchtermuchy Community Centre.

"You're frae Auchtermuchty?

Ye'll ken Jimmy Shand then?"


"How do you torture a Scotsman?

Nail his feet to the floor and play a Jimmy Shand record"
Ken Bruce, BBC Radio 2


Sir Jimmy Shand MBE MA

Born 28th January 1908
Died 23rd December 2000

"Happy To Meet
Sorry To Part
Happy To Meet Again"

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