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The Spirit of Kentigern (Print 3907864)

The Spirit of Kentigern (Print 3907864)

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Nobody was quite sure what had landed in Buchanan Street, in 1977, when sculptor Neil Livingstone's abstract work 'The Spirit of Kentigern' was unveiled to a curious public - was it a bird, a plane, or just a big lump of bronze?

In reality, the abstract statue of a bird depicted the story of Glasgow founder St Mungo, also known at St Kentigern, who was said to have restored life to a robin - the 'bird that never flew'.

The statue sat outside Fraser's department store until 2001, when it was removed to a council yard. After that, it enjoyed various outings - once being spotted in the Briggait.

Today, it sits outside the new City of Glasgow College, close to the Allan Glen entrance to the campus.  


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The Herald Picture Store is proud to present these images in their actual condition. We haven't manipulated these photographs and are proud of their character.

Please be aware that due to their age some images may show imperfections. This is as a result of the technology available at the time they were captured and/or scanned and saved for our records.