George Square is changing colour

26 Aug 2013

Work has started to replace the red Tarmac surface of George Square with grey resin.

Council chiefs insisted the historic area will be open to the public in time for the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run at the start of October.

Work on cleaning the statues and ensuring they will be lit up at night has been completed, and floodlights have been installed to make the square bright and welcoming during the dark evenings.

Glasgow City Council's spokeswoman for jobs and the economy Liz Cameron visited the area to see the transformation herself.

She said: "When we unveil it to the public I think they will be pleasantly surprised at what we have done to make it look wonderful.

"The difference between the red Tarmac and the grey epoxy resin is night to day because it is a light grey which looks classier.

"The Cenotaph has been cleaned and much of the large greenery around it cut back and it looks beautiful.

"Also, a lot of work has gone into levelling the square so it has been extremely complex process."

Source:   Evening Times - Glasgow is losing its red square