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Sarcophagus at Govan Old Church

Sarcophagus at Govan Old Church, Scotland

This evening, my focus is on the stunning collection of early medieval carved stones at Govan Old Church, Glasgow. To my mind this collection ranks as one of Scotland’s top historic treasures but they are located in a semi-redundant church in the Govan industrial area. Access is possible but something of an initiative test.

The Govan Old Church is located on a very early and important Christian site, possibly dating back 1500 years. In fact the current church is probably the fourth on the site.

The collection of sculptured stones were carved during the 9th, 10th and 11th centuries, each from locally quarried sandstone. They point to the importance of the Govan site and reflect a merging of cultures: Pictish, Irish, Cumbrian and Scandinavian. 

The restored sarcophagus shown immediately above and below is Glasgow’s first designed and crafted work of art. Read more on Visit Govan Carved Stones, Visit Scotland…

Fish and Chips Anstruther

Anstruther Fish Bar, Scotland

This evening, my theme is the famous Fish and Chip Restaurant at Anstruther on the Fife Coast which is officially known as the Anstruther Fish Bar.

Read more on Best Fish and Chips in Scotland…

This evening, my theme is Glasgow architecture with particular focus on Charles Rennie Mackintosh and the ‘Mackintosh Church’

Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

C.R.Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

 Charles Rennie Mackintosh ( 1868-1928) was possibly the foremost architect and designer originating from Glasgow. He was one of the ‘Glasgow Four’ comprising himself, Herbert Macnair and the sisters Margaret and Frances McDonald. This group worked within the Glasgow School of Art (designed by Mackintosh) around 1890-1910.

Read more on Visit Mackintosh Church, Visit Glasgow…