Die-hard devotees outlined plans for the memorial in Kirriemuir in 2012 and appealed to the public for donations to achieve their goal the following year (13).

Now, 35 years after Scott's death, their dream is set to be realised after surpassing their fundraising target on 4 September (15).

The Crowdfunder UK effort, launched by members of local community group DD8 Music, has since been boosted to more than $76,800 (£48,000), with the additional cash set to be used to construct a memorial garden around the Scott statue.

The online campaign officially ends on 24 September (15).

The artwork, by sculptor John MCKenna, will feature the Scottish-born Australian singer wearing a sleeveless denim jacket and tight pants while holding a set of bagpipes, the instrument he played on AC DC's It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'N' Roll).

It's not the only honour Scott has received in Kirriemuir - he also has a street named after him, while DD8 Music officials are set to salute his memory with their own Bonfest event in April (16).

Scott died following a night out in 1980 and was replaced by current singer Brian Johnson.