The Elder Park Entranceway Celebration

We had a wonderful if very chilly celebration for the completed works on Friday 11th February with a lot of folk showing up to enjoy their recently transformed park entranceway.

We’d like to thank the following people for their amazing contributions to this successful event.

Govan Schools and Community Pipe Band for bringing the event a brilliant sense of occasion.
The project’s Conservation Architect Fiona Sinclair, who spoke about the process and heritage skills involved in restoring the entranceway.
Dr Alan Leslie (present committee member) and Gordon Mackay (founding member and longest serving chairperson) of Friends of Elder Park, who spoke about the past, present, and future of the park, highlighting exciting park news including the Rose Garden Group, who are always looking for people to join their community led restoration of Isabella Elder’s Rose Garden.
Plantation Productions for filming the event and hosting our Window Wanderland activity, as well as their Creative Steps programme for providing us with the all important ribbon and scissors!
Elected representatives Chris Stephens, Humza Yousaf, and Stephen Dornan for attending, with particular thanks to Cllr Ricky Bell, for closing the ceremony.
Colin Quigley of AcumfaeGovan and The Govan Reminiscence Group for filming and taking photos to make sure that everyone in Govan could share the experience.

Last but certainly not least we want to offer an enormous thank you to Rebecca & Ruby Johnston, the stars of the show, who cut the ribbon and lit up the event with their enthusiasm.

We were very pleased to have the entranceway celebration covered by the Glasgow Herald. If you haven’t had the chance to see the work yet, then why not make your next walk a trip to the park to enjoy the entranceway and K13 memorial’s new lease of life.