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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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First 2018 Open Meeting

Mike-Thornley-wThe first 2018 Open Meeting will be held at Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm on Wednesday January 31. Mike Thornley will talk about the Glenarn garden at Rhu. Anyone interested most welcome.

Winter Talks 2017-18

  • Wednesday September 27 2017 — AGM; then Professor John Hume: History of local churches
  • Wednesday October 25 — Cleland Sneddon: Childhood holidays in Rosneath
  • Wednesday November 29 — David Bruce: Greatrex, Forger and Photographer

  • Wednesday January 31 2018 — Mike Thornley: The Glenarn Garden
  • Wednesday February 28 — Bruce and Nicola Jamieson: Developing the Mackintosh Club
  • Wednesday March 28 — Richard Reeve: A Brief History of the Rosneath Peninsula

Meetings in Helensburgh Civic Centre at 7.30pm.

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