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Square Deal

I wrote recently about the civic vandalism about to be conducted on Helensburgh’s Colquhoun Square.

On a larger scale, Glasgow’s George Square is subject of transformation plans.

Here is one of the six abominations alternative designs.


Anyone wishing to tell Glasgow City Council that they are a bunch of philistine bastards perhaps should consult a few people before committing to such an ambitious project, may be interested in this:

george square

If they really want to improve the square, I have a suggestion….



2 Responses

  1. do you ever wonder who gets all the cash evrytime this square is worked on not the council but there CRONIES ?

  2. I totally and utterly agree with your last suggestion Rab, but that of course would require maintenance.

    Better then to go down the contemporary route of seeing George Square as an artwork cascading thro a spotlight of ever-changing hues, with the water feature symbolic of days past when the River Clyde was king and deep-voiced Labour council leaders were toiling in the City Chambers as opposed to consulting with male members in Cathcart.

    What’s Stephen Purcell down to these days BTW ?

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