Lambhill Stables Visit

10.11.15 / By Fiona Dean / Stone Carving with Volunteers
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Today myself and Esmee headed with the Sculpture Carving Volunteers and artist Lucinda Wilkinson to Lambhill Stables to meet with Maggie MacBean Heritage Coordinator and had a great tour around the stables by Maggie and Michael. Volunteers, Blair, Robin, Michelle, Dorothy and Barbara amongst many others who have ‘dropped in’ for sessions, have been working at our base in Kirkintilloch marina, on stone carvings linked to heritage themes in East Dunbartonshire – everything from Railway workers, to Roman Milestones have formed the subject of 2 and 3 dimensional works. Lambhill Stables have close heritage links with East Dunbartonshire, particularly through the use of the canal, mining and industries and though the course of the development of Trails and Tales we have been looking at these shifting boundaries and how the canal and railways once and still do retain heritage connections.

The visit allowed us to see the amazing work being developed at Lambhill Stables especially the strength of community involvement and volunteering and to look at potential sites for a selection of the stone works; reinforcing the heritage connections between communities – people, places, industries and events past and present.