Construction of a new 10-metre tall sculpture honouring Inverclyde’s shipbuilding heritage is set to begin.
Work started this week on the foundations for the giant ‘Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow’ statue, which will take pride of place in the town’s Coronation Park.
The sculpture of two stainless steel figures hard at work has been designed and built by renowned artist John McKenna following a public vote and consultation.
The artwork pays tribute to Port Glasgow and Inverclyde’s shipbuilding past.
When installed, the figures will measure 10 metres (33 feet) in height with a combined weight of 14 tonnes.
It is thought to be the largest sculptural figure of a shipbuilder in the UK and one of the biggest of its kind in Western Europe.