Saturday 19 May 2012: Girl on a Suitcase
Gourock has a new resident in town - a nostalgic sculpture of a 1950s schoolgirl who is looking to the future.
The charming piece of public art, sitting on the grassy knoll outside Cleats Bar on Kempock Street, depicts a young girl, sitting on her suitcase, about to go on holiday "Doon the Watter". She is scanning the horizon, full of anticipation and excitement about exploration and discoveries that may lie ahead. The words, "The Sweetest of Songs is the Song of the Clyde" are inscribed on the base of the sculpture.
The bronze sculpture of the "Girl on a Suitcase". The sculpture, part of the Scottish Government's Town Centre Regeneration funding initiative, was the very popular winner of a public vote in Gourock, which saw the sculptress, Angela Hunter of Innerleithen, being commissioned by Inverclyde Council and Riverside Inverclyde to produce the figure.