Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott reveals his latest artwork
The steel leopard in Aberdeen is the artist's first work in the north east of Scotland.
Kelpies sculptor Andy Scott has revealed his latest artwork in Aberdeen.
The two ton steel leopard is the artist's first public sculpture in the north of Scotland.
His works include the Kelpies in Falkirk, Arria in Cumbernauld and the Ibrox Disaster Memorial in Glasgow.
Aberdeen's steel leopard sits within the atrium of Marischal Square, a £107m city centre office development.
The big cat is five metres tall and perches atop of a ten metre steel column.
Scott said: "I've worked on this sculpture for over a year in the studio and it's been very demanding.
"There are literally thousands of steel fragments all individually welded to create the form of the artwork.
"It stands five metres tall, weighs just over two tons and sits proudly atop a ten metre steel column."
The leopard has featured in Aberdeen's city coat of arms for at least 600 years.
According to legend they were given to the city as a gift by King James I for underwriting his expenses while he was held captive in England.