Monday, November 23, 2009

‘Nae taste and nae smell’


As an admirer of both the Victorians and the civil engineering profession, I thoroughly enjoyed the small exhibition at Glasgow’s Mitchell Library to mark the 150th anniversary the opening of the massive project to supply Glasgow with water from Loch Katrine, 26 miles to the north. The exhibition charts the decades of problems with the supply of clean water to the city before the mid-19th century, and illustrates the scale of the works needed to bring to fruition one of the Victorian era’s most outstanding civil engineering projects. GSA’s Mackintosh Library holds a volume of photographs by Thomas Annan which was published to commemorate the work.
Access: Until 31 December, free admission