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Entrance to Heritage Centre

This evening, I am continuing my Govan theme with focus on the Fairfield Govan Heritage Centre which is located at 1048 Govan Road, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Govan Dry Docks

This evening, I am posting information on a unique, tangible link with Glasgow’s shipbuilding past. This is the former Govan Dry Docks which were built between 1869 and 1898 to facilitate repair and maintenance of ships’ hulls. These docks were closed in 1988. A contentious proposal to build up to 800 new homes on the site is currently under consideration by the relevant authorities.

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Scotland’s First Minister with military escort at Govan.

Govan is now part of Glasgow in the West of Scotland although the district has a long history stretching back to the 8th century AD and probably much earlier.

Read more on Visit Govan, Glasgow, Scotland…