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Scottish government refuses to rescue Grade A-listed Cardross seminary


This is a terrible culturally ignorant position by HES....and I suspect some sort of political reason here - if this was a ancient monument the debate would be different - this is just concrete haters in the HES! As for the church - the massive cash rich church....sell some land and fix your mistake: "The spokesman for the Archdiocese of Glasgow said it noted the government’s recognition that ‘curated decay’ is perhaps the only remaining option. ‘We are disappointed that the opportunity to save one of Scotland’s great post-war buildings has been missed by the government,’ he said." Really? Its the churches fault the place is in the state its in. Its the church that failed the project and failed to find a sustainable new use in the 1970/80's and its not the church and the Scottish Government who need to put some cash into St Peter, take up Jonny's offer and then get clever with the uses that could happen here. Wellbeing/Yoga/Youth Training/ Outdoor + leadership courses - Jesus just Airbnb the damn rooms its a rock star of a building that just needs a seed fund. Heck gift it to Urbansplash or Capital + Centric or General Projects or U+I to sort out, create a special housing SPD for some of the woodland surrounding it and let them make money long term but inject some cash now and save the only building of its type in the UK and one matched only by Corbusier's La Tourette.

Posted date

28 June, 2019

Posted time

4:11 pm