There have been many projects initiated around the subject of Govan.
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The Aitken Memorial Fountain
The Aitken Memorial Fountain is a well known and much loved landmark of Govan Cross. Dedicated to the memory of Doctor John Aitken, it has stood for more than 120 years at the head of Water Row. In 2010, having fallen into a ruinous state of repair, the fountain became the focus of regeneration efforts led by Govan Cross Townscape Heritage Initiative. Funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Glasgow City Council made a full restoration possible, and in the course of the restoration process many interesting discoveries were made, not least the whereabouts of the fountain’s missing centre piece. The uncovered details are collected here for current and future generations to share and enjoy. Together they provide a fascinating glimpse into the often harsh realities of days gone by, the character of the Govan people and the architecture and history of the cast iron drinking fountain dedicated to one of Govan’s own.
The Aitken Memorial Fountain Booklet
The project Hidden Histories allowed students from the University of Strathclyde to discover Glasgow’s hidden past. This project highlights many areas of interest in and around Glasgow's Govan area. To find out about the different areas in Glasgow, check out the Project section within each Theme.
Govan Old Parish Church
Lady Elder Statue