Famous town cat Hamish McHamish remembered in tribute film a year after death

Hamish McHamish, the much-loved and much-missed nomadic town cat who charmed locals and visitors alike in St Andrews. (Picture courtesy of Hamish McHamish  of St Andrews Facebook.)
Hamish McHamish, the much-loved and much-missed nomadic town cat who charmed locals and visitors alike in St Andrews. (Picture courtesy of Hamish McHamish of St Andrews Facebook.)
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A short film has been made in honour of much-missed town cat Hamish McHamish to mark the first anniversary of his death.

Brian Kirk, a member of the support staff at the University of St Andrews, and Yoriko Hirose, a research worker at Edinburgh University, put together the tribute from clips and footage they took of the popular Hamish as he went about town.

The youtube film shows the much-loved moggy at the launch of the book which recorded some of his antics and also at the official unveiling of the £5000 bronze statue erected in his honour last year.

Hamish was loved by locals and tourists alike, with his nomadic lifestyle making him a feature of town life as he made his rounds of shops, offices and homes.

It was with great sadness - and national news coverage - that he passed away on September 11, 2014, after suffering from a chest infection at the age of 15.

“We both enjoy filming animals, especially cats and other odd things, and we thought as Hamish is famous it would put a smile on folks faces,” said Brian.