Call for register of Scotland's stained glass


28 December 2011
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imports_CESC_0-no7q8jzn-100000_08792.jpg Call for register of Scotland's stained glass
A hymn writer from Edinburgh has called for a register of Scotland's historic stained glass to be established in order to protect it for future generations. ...
A hymn writer from Edinburgh has called for a register of Scotland's historic stained glass to be established in order to protect it for future generations.

Alison Robertson, a hymn writer from Edinburgh is campaigning for a register of Scotland's historic stained glass, in order that the best examples of the country's glass can be protected for future generations and from development. At the moment, there is no central registry of Scotland's stained glass and Alison proposes a central register where the best stained glass works could be catalogued. She said: 'We wouldn't conceive of going to a performance of The Messiah and not knowing the name of the composer. Yet we will cheerfully walk past a piece of fabulous stained glass without a second look.'

The stained glass which would be protected could include examples from churches, private homes, and even centres of industry.

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