I should have mentioned in the previous post that Berwick's Director of Regeneration warned of the possibility of graffiti on public art. But the greatest danger is ' lipstick on the faces of the figures. ' (and that is just the male ones?)'People put scarves on them and talk to them'* She claimed. This could be good news for Hutton where deserted street(s) make it difficult to be sure of finding some one to talk to when out for a walk. A chat with a statue could be better than nothing, I suppose.
* A bloggee has just commented on back channels:'You'd get more sense from the statues than the inhabitants of Berwick too!
This may be based on personal experience of finding some Berwickers a trifle reticent.