Glasgow & West Scotland

Sculptures to revamp Clyde towns

Greenock sculptures
Image caption Oak Tree Nymph - Egeria and Ginger the Horse will be on show in Greenock

A Roman nymph is one of several public art sculptures to be erected in Inverclyde as part of a wider programme of environmental improvements.

The metal sculpture will be placed at the west end of Greenock while a three metre high metallic horse will stand at the east end of the town.

A six metre tall figurehead on a ship's bow will help create a "grand entrance' to Port Glasgow town centre.

The nymph and horse sculptures were created by artist Andy Scott.

He has also produced several notable public artworks in Scotland, including the M8 Heavy Horse and Falkirk Helix Water Kelpies.

Joint working

"Oak Tree Nymph - Egeria" will be placed at the junction of West Blackhall Street and Dalrymple Street in Greenock.

"Ginger the Horse" will be sited at the junction of the town's Cathcart Street and Dalrymple Street.

The Port Glasgow figurehead on a ship's bow will be set near the town's Fore Street.

The environmental improvements in both towns are being overseen and funded by Riverside Innverclyde - a joint partnership between Inverclyde Council, Clydeport, and Scottish Enterprise - with help from the Scottish government.

Riverside Inverclyde chief executive Bill Nicol said: "The successful funding bid was well received by local businesses and the wider community.

"It's great that the various projects are now starting to appear on site. It is another good example of close and collaborative working between local and national agencies."

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