St Peter’s Seminary, Kilmahew estate, Cardross
July 8, 2012 Leave a comment
Above is a reblog of Ruth Craggs’ account of a recent daytrip to the modern ruins of the St Peter’s Seminary at Kilmahew, outside Glasgow. I went along too. Ruth’s account ably captures the essence of the place and the visit.
Hannah and I took part in a field day to St Peter’s Seminary at Cardross last Monday. Despite predictions of torrential rain, we set out, anorak clad to see the modernist masterpiece, held up as the finest of its type in Scotland, now in ruins.
The day was organised by Dr Hayden Lorimer and Dr Michael Gallagher, of the University of Glasgow, who are working with the Scottish Arts Charity NVA on a project called the Invisible College. The Invisible College aims to bring together academics, artists and the public in various ways to use the ruins of St Peter’s and the surrounding Kilmahew estate in which it sits, in new creative ways.
We spent some of the day walking around the Victorian-designed Kilmahew estate woodland and gardens (now partly overgrown but being put to use growing potatoes and other vegetables), accompanied by a sound walk put together…
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