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A Civic Arts Project

About CatParade

The CatParade Project was inspired by previous successful civic art projects in Aberdeen such as the 2005 Catwalk and 2014 Dolphin Sculpture projects.

The purpose of the CatParade Project was to:

The project involved replicas of the Kelly’s Cat Statues, which adorn the parapet of Union Bridge, being transformed into unique works of art. The cats are synonymous with Aberdeen’s strong civic pride.

An exhibition ran from the 1st to the 27th of September 2016 in the Union Bridge windows of Waterstones.

Our Charities

Unicef is the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child.

CLAN Cancer Support provides comfort support and information, free of charge, for anyone, of any age, affected by any type of cancer.

Denis Law Legacy Trust's Streetsport Initiative aims to reduce instances of youth crime and anti-social behaviour across Aberdeen.

The CatParade Project was run by the Bon Accord Rotary Club, in co-operation with all Aberdeen Rotary Clubs in celebration of 100 years of Rotary in Aberdeen.


Most Liked Cats

1st: Cef-Right the Kelly's Cat (1645366)
2nd: Wellard (1501758)
3rd: Felix (1208206)
4th: Hinse of Hinsfeldt (830832)
5th: Baobhan Sith (313000)
6th: Zen (303950)
7th: The Auld Cat (268216)
8th: Valentine (216708)
9th: Domino (211845)
10th: FronticaT (162630)
11th: School for Cats (60410)
12th: Granite Kitty (60060)
13th: Totoro (19372)
14th: Wimble (14611)
15th: Celeste (13130)
16th: Ceramikat (13011)
17th: Balgownie Cow (11006)
18th: Caspian (7440)
19th: Angus (7003)
20th: The Prof (6510)

CatParade Auction

The CatParade concluded with a prestigious exhibition and auction of the decorated Cats on the 28th September 2016 at The Marcliffe.

All sponsors were invited to the event with their decorated Cats.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, we would love to hear from you.

CAT082 'Felix'

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