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Glasgow Cathedral conservation work completed

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February 27 2013

Glasgow Cathedral conservation work completed
A £30k programme of repairs to Glasgow Cathedral has been completed by Historic Scotland following corrosive damage to the spike and the weathercock’s tail being blown off during last year’s gales.

Re-pointing work to the steeple was also carried out, a relatively simple task made fraught by the precipitous heights involved.

Ian Lambie, district architect at Historic Scotland, said: “The only way of accessing the spire head was by climbing up inside the steeple using steep narrow ladders and squeezing and crawling through small windows at the apex. Making repairs at this sort of height has its challenges but it's always worth it for the view!”

Glasgow Cathedral is notable as the only medieval cathedral on the Scottish mainland to survive the reformation without major damage.

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