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Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope
Beacon of Hope

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The 'Beacon of Hope' celebrates the expanding timber construction industry that Scotland is developing. The sculpture represents a beacon of hope and positivity towards reaching global environmental milestones. It is constructed using low carbon, reclaimed, recycled or sustainable materials. Each sculpture has mental health signposting close by to offer a range of support.

Beacon of Hope




Sitka spruce


H 450 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned and supported by Glasgow City Council as part of the official COP26 legacy, in partnership with Keltbray, Ramboll, Aggregate industries, and Urban Union with the artist

Work type



Glasow Central Station

Work status


Unveiling date

November 2021


time restrictions apply

Access note

station opening hours

Inscription description

plaque 1: Tomorrow is a wonderful vision you had today. / It begins in contemplation and in courage, it / meets the light of Glasgow past and present, / and is somehow sharpened by it, joining with / the vision of others to make a brand new way of seeing. / Andrew O'Hagan; plaque 2: Hope is Black Lives Matter. Hope is MeToo. Hope is my son / and my daughter. Hope is a girl called Greta. / Hope is the colour of the future. / Jackie Kay; plaque 3: The streets will be full again / The music good again / The gentle will rule again / And the lover will be human / The fools will be found out / The lies will be drowned out / The sun had its practise / A lifetime of rising / Sean Lionadh Plaque 4: Bi dochasach! Na coimhead / air na duilgheadasan a tha / ri thighinn, ach an fheadhainn / a that sinn air ceannsachadh. / Casey Shirley, Aois 11 / Beacon of Hope by Steuart Padwick


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Located at

Gordon Street, Glasgow

G2 5EZ

Located on the concourse of Glasgow Central Station.