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Columba's Monastery and Perceptions of Iona

Saturday 10th March 2018 14:00 - 16:30

A two part event presented as part of the BBC Civilisations Festival. At 2pm, Dr Ewan Campbell (Archaeology, University of Glasgow) will deliver the Reverend Tom Davidson Kelly lecture, titled ‘New Light on Columba’s Monastery on Iona’, at the Friends of Govan Old Annual meeting. At 3:30 pm Dr Heather Pulliam (History of Art, University of Edinburgh) will lead a round table discussion on the question: ‘How have perceptions of Iona evolved since Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation?’



Govan Heritage Trust and Govan Workspace Ltd are working hard behind the scenes to ensure that the Govan Ferry will be back for the Summer of 2018. Watch this space...

The Govan Stones Revealed

Discover the unique collection of early medieval stones carved in the 9th-11th centuries to commemorate the power of those who ruled the Kingdom of Strathclyde. One of Glasgow’s most important historical and cultural assets, explore the 31 monuments within the beautiful setting of Govan Old Church.

Opening soon!

The church opens for vistors between the 1st of April and the 31st October, entry is free although donations are welcome. The Govan Stones very close to Govan Subway, only a five minute walk from the station. Govan Old is situated next door to the Pearce Institute on Govan Road, set back down a lane leading to the leafy Govan Old Graveyard.

Open Daily, April 1st - October 31st

1pm - 4pm. Admission Free

Govan Sarcophagus



For the next three years you can visit Govan Old Church to explore the collection free of charge.


Open Daily, April 1st - October 31st

1pm - 4pm. Admission Free

Guided tours available. For more information please contact: info@thegovanstones.org.uk


Govan Old Church
866 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 3UU
Information about how to get to Govan Old Church; including maps, transport links and disabled access here: