Glengonnar Water inspires Leadhills stained glass

Had a lovely trip up to Leadhills Primary School yesterday to spend the afternoon talking about the Glengonnar Water and its brown trout population. Many of the trout in the Glengonnar have black tails as a result of lead in the water and we don’t see this anywhere else in the Clyde. Local artist Fiona Foley is working with pupils to design a new stained glass window for their recently-renovated school building and they plan to incorporate elements of the natural surroundings, including these unique brown trout. After the talk we got to work on some designs and we’re really looking forward to seeing the end result! When the window is complete (later in the year) we are going to hold a ‘guddle the Glengonnar’ day for the whole village.

See http://www.foleystainedglass.com/ for some of Fiona’s work. More photos can be seen on our Facebook page here

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