The 8 metres high figure of the Heron on the banks of the Clyde was made by Andy Scott in 1998 as a commission for Sustrans, a charity which promotes practical projects to encourage and facilitate people to walk, cycle and use public transport.  The sculpture symbolises the regeneration of the River Clyde in recent years, and the benefits to the environment which has encouraged wild life to return to a once polluted site.   It has acquired the title of the Carmyle Heron, but this is something of a misnomer for it is on the southern side of the Clyde from this district, just over the river from Clydeford Road.  Although outside of the east Glasgow boundary defined for this book, it is no less worth searching out.

2005 Gordon Adams


NOTES: Updated for 1st March, 2010.

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