MINI Sculptures Of ‘Yard Men’ Proposed For Waterfront Site

16 July, 2021 | Local

DESIGNS for a series of small, sculpted figures beside the Clyde at Greenock have been submitted for planning approval.

Each figure will be 12 inches high and they would be fixed to bollards, quayside ties and around lampposts at the waterfront path.

A document included with the planning application states: “The Yard Men [is] a series harking back to the lives and work of the people who built the Clyde coast”.

The installations, by sculptor Jason Orr, aim to celebrate “the every man, the skilled workers who put their blood, sewat and tears into making, as individuals and as gangs, along the Clyde coast”.

The designs have been created with input from a public steering group and are part of a project by active travel organisation Sustrans to enhance the path along the waterfront.

Proposals for two other installations have also been submitted for planning approval — an illuminated jellyfish sculpture and “water flow-inspired bench seating”.

All three are now pending assessment by Inverclyde Council officials.

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