13th October 2009, 2.15 – 3.45pm
Location: Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow
Cost: Free event
The refurbished project of the magnificent Stewart Memorial Fountain will be unveiled on Wednesday the 13th of October at 2.15pm.
Built in 1871-2 of granite, sandstone, marble and bronze, this flamboyant French-Scottish Gothic structure commemorates the Lord Provost Robert Stewart, the man who was mostly responsible for establishing Glasgow’s first permanent supply of fresh water from Loch Katrine.
After a long period of neglect and disuse, the beautiful structure was the subject of a major restoration scheme in 1988. After a couple of years of renewed activity, problems with pipework and incessant vandalism led to the closing down of the fountain.
In keeping with the Loch Katrine 150th Commemorative Anniversary of Queen Victoria opening the first sluice gate at the entrance to the aqueduct at Loch Katrine as the fountain commemorated the original project.