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ST PETER'S Seminary at Cardross took part in Doors Open Day 2017, with walking tours of the building on September 23 and 24. All tickets were sold out.

An NVA spokesman said: "The idea was that people walk through the abandoned chapel, find a graffiti artists’ paradise, and try to imagine what life might have been like for the young men who lived here during the 1960s.

"This was a rare opportunity to visit Scotland's most iconic modernist building in its raw and ruined state."

Built as a college to train Catholic priests during the 1960s, the Seminary was only in use for 14 years and has been abandoned for decades. But it is celebrated worldwide as a masterpiece of modernist architecture and its decay has only added to its other-worldly charm.

It is about to be reclaimed by NVA as an arts venue and visitor attraction, and this was the last chance to visit St Peter’s before construction begins.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 27 September 2017 16:50 )  

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2018-19 Open Meetings

WW1 Centenary logoIn the second Winter Open Meeting at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday October 31 David Clark will talk about Helensburgh at the time of the World War One Armistice.

Winter Talks

Wednesday September 26 — Bruce Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club

Wednesday October 31 — AGM; then David Clark: How Helensburgh ended the Great War

Wednesday November 28 — Eric Thompson: Helensburgh and the Peace Movement

Wednesday January 30 — Trust members: brief talks on images of the past

Wednesday February 27 — Robert Ryan: Loch Lomond islands by canoe

Wednesday March 27 — Jon Reid: The Royal Northern Story


 Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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