Clyde View Park sculptures

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Introduction

The park opened in 2005 and was named Clyde View Park as the result of a competition amongst local residents. It is worth the short walk or drive if you happen to be visiting the many attractions at Braehead.

It extends to 7 acres and will eventually link the Braehead retail and leisure park to the east with the new Renfrew Riverside housing developments to the west. The area was previously industrialised, occupied mainly by the coal fired Braehead power station which was
demolished in the early 1990s.

NS5167 : Braehead Power Station, Kings Inch Road, 1977 by David Douglas NS5167 : Braehead Power Station, from the banks of the Clyde, 1977 by David Douglas NS5167 : oil tanks, Braehead Power Station, 1977 by David Douglas

The park was jointly funded by various partners. The sculptures were commissioned by Capital Shopping plc.

Lead partners
Capital Shopping CentresExternal link, Park Lane DevelopmentsExternal link and ClydeportExternal link.

Other partners
Renfrewshire CouncilExternal link, Scottish Enterprise RenfrewshireExternal link.

General Views Of The Park

Here is a selection of general views of the park from the geograph collection.
NS5167 : Clyde View Park by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : Clyde View Park by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : Pond in Clyde View Park by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : Ferry Village by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : Pond in Clyde View Park by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : Pond in Clyde View Park by Thomas Nugent

The Sculptures

The Writers (Omega)

By British sculptor David AnnandExternal link

There are two writers, sat at opposite ends of a horseshoe (Omega?) shaped bench which is resting on two spheres and is also supported by the legs of the writers.

The inscription on top of the bench, apparently written by the writers is...

The future is waiting to be written
all weathers we lean to the task
the sky balanced on our shoulders like the past


NS5167 : Writers in the park by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : Writer in the park by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : Writer in the park by Thomas Nugent

The Pyramid Stone

By children from the five Renfrew Primary Schools – Moorpark, Newmains, Kirklandneuk, St James and Arkleston - assisted by artist Kenny MunroExternal link.

The sculpture "celebrates the coexistence of manufacturing industry and creatures of the natural environment". The Pyramid Stone is adorned with badges on the theme of birds, planes, boats and fish – natural and man-made voyagers of river, sea and sky.

NS5167 : The Pyramid Stone plaque by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : The Pyramid Stone by Thomas Nugent NS5167 : The Pyramid Stone by Thomas Nugent

The Pillars

There are eight pillars by Kenny MunroExternal link which line the east side of the main path through the park. Each has an emblem referring to the area’s history enclosed in a stainless steel sphere.

Open the plaque photos in the largest size to read the descriptions.

The Pillars
NS5167 : Clyde View Park sculptures by Thomas Nugent

Winifred J. Drinkwater
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Babcock & Wilcox ~ Engineers
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Energy & Ambition
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Stewarts & Royal Burgh of Renfrew
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St Conval & Somerled
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602 Squadron ~ Moorpark
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Simons & Lobnitz ~ Dredgers
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Airship R34 & India Rubber Co.
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