A tantalising preview of the re-displayed Govan hogbacks appeared recently on Facebook, courtesy of the Weaving Truth With Trust project. These amazing monuments – shaped like Viking houses – look really impressive in their new positions. The WTWT team is designing a textile screen to hang in the arch behind them.
The other stones have also been moved, and their new information boards are almost complete. Soon, the old parish church of Govan (‘Govan Old’) will open its doors to visitors for the summer season.
This is the third largest collection of early medieval carved stones in Scotland still in its place of origin. Only St Andrews and Iona have more. So, if you admire the Celtic art of the Picts and Scots but haven’t yet seen the unique sculpture of the Strathclyde Britons, make 2013 the year you visit Govan.
More information will be posted here in due course. In the meantime, click the link below to see the hogbacks in their new settings.
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