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Last week, on behalf of the Incorporation of Masons, Deacon Gordon Weetch presented a magnificent statue of St. Mungo to the Depute Principal of City of Glasgow College. The statue is located on the college's new campus.

The Sculptor, Roddy McDowall attended the ceremony and spoke very eloquently about turning a huge piece of Portland Stone into the magnificent one and one third life sized statue of St. Mungo.

(nb. The Incorporation of Masons is NOT part of Freemasonry.)

Sculptor Roddy McDowall with Big Mungo.

He also talked about being a student at the College and praised the staff who had developed his stone masonry skills. He mentioned that the Incorporation had sponsored him when he was studying sculpture in London and thanked them for the support and trust the Incorporation had given him in offering him the commission to create St. Mungo.

The face of St. Mungo is one that some of the past students and staff of the College may well recognise as it is the face of Roddy's father, Gordon McDowall who had been a lecturer in the College prior to retiring.

There was an excellent turnout for the unveiling with Deacon Convener Tom McInally present along with the Deacons of the Gardeners and the Bonnetmakers and Dyers. Quite a number of the Master Court were also present as well as staff and students from City of Glasgow College.

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