On 19th February a 3Ls group enjoyed a very interesting tour of Clydebank Museum and Art Gallery, located in the former Clydebank Town Hall guided by Trish Robins, Exhibitions Officer and her colleagues.
The Museum features permanent exhibitions concentrating on Clydebank’s proud industrial heritage (Singer Sewing Machine Factory and the Shipbuilding Industry) alongside temporary galleries for exciting touring exhibitions, as well as the Council’s permanent exhibition of fine art, featuring works by contemporary Scottish artists.
In the afternoon, we visited the Govan Stones at Govan Old Church, where Emma Semple provided an insight to this unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th – 11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde.
The collection includes beautifully carved crosses and cross shafts and 5 magnificent hogback stones. A highlight was the intricate interlaced carving and warrior figures on the collection’s outstanding piece – the Govan Sarcophagus, the only one of its kind carved from solid stone from pre-Norman, northern Britain.