Elder Park Gates Ribbon Cutting – Friday 11th February 2022 at 3.30pm



There has been some great feedback online from community members about the improvements to the Elder Park Entranceway, with people appreciating the transformation of the K13 Memorial and the revamped entranceway, now complete with beautiful lamps.

If you haven’t checked out the restoration yet, then why not join us for a small Ribbon Cutting ceremony on Friday 11th February from 3.30pm. This will take place on the same day as the ‘We Love Govan’ Window Wanderland.

We’ll be joined by the project’s Conservation Architect Fiona Sinclair and Friends of Elder Park, with music from members of the Govan Schools and Community Pipe Band, and the ribbon cutting being carried out by Rebecca and Ruby Johnston. The sisters are young Friends of Elder Park members and Govan History experts, having spent lockdown learning and sharing knowledge about Govan! Who better to help us celebrate the completion of the works which we hope will be enjoyed for generations to come?

Refreshments will be available afterwards at the Portal, 978 Govan Road, with the opportunity to make your own lantern to hang at the Park entranceway for the window wanderland. ‘We love Govan’ will take place around Govan on the 11th and 12th of February from 5.30 – 8pm, with refreshments and activities on the evening of the 11th. We hope to see you there.

The stunning restoration of Elder Park’s grand Govan Road entrance and the K13 Memorial was funded by Glasgow City Council, National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland as part of the Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI) and Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS), and delivered by Glasgow City Council in partnership with Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, Fiona Sinclair Architect and Heritage Engagement Officer, Chani Bond. Find out more here. https://getintogovan.com/projects/elder-park-entrance-restoration/