Updated: Sep 13
Hello and thank you for visiting our new website. I am chair of the Trust that has been established to try to raise enough support and funding to restore the glorious Sixty Steps and Wall to their former glory.
I won't go into the detail of the history here as you can read that for yourself here if you are interested but it is important to know that this was Alexander Thomson's last ever piece of work and it is also the only civic structure. All of his other commissions were for churches or residential developments, so the Sixty Steps and Wall give a unique opportunity for each and every one of us to appreciate and admire his incredible eye for detail and the design features which were, in his day, absolutely groundbreaking. Never before had pillar and stonework influenced by Greek architecture been seen in Great Britain, never mind the West of Scotland.
The Trust is immensely proud of the Steps and Wall and absolutely passionate about the restoration but we simply can't do that alone. Perhaps you could help to support us by spreading the word with friends, family and colleagues - we are on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Or, even better, why not take out a subscription and make your own contribution towards one of those stunning lamps.
Thanks for reading and please do keep visiting us.