Walking Group - Week 16: Milngavie

Let's face it, summer's not really happening for us yet in this corner of the world, and it was perhaps never more clear to our walking group that this was the case than it was during last week's walk. It rained. Then it rained some more. Then it just kept on raining. It did stop for a short while but that was at the end of the walk when they had taken shelter in the Lillie Gallery. But more of that later.

This was a return visit to Milngavie and even though the weather was somewhat challenging it was still a great day out. The waterworks just to the north of the village are a great location for a walk with lots to see locally as well as great views over Glasgow to the south and the Campsie hills to the north. Well, there are on a clear day!

After a walk round the Craigmaddie Reservoir and a right good soaking (did I mention already it was raining?) the group walked to the Lillie Gallery to meet the artist Melanie Sims and see her exhibition The Lost Sister. Melanie spoke to the group about the show of mainly multi-layered photographic images which explore ideas of loss and denial and the discovery of a family member she only recently realised existed.

The Lillie Gallery's James Higgins then gave the group a short introduction to the other exhibition that is currently in the gallery: a group show from Glasgow Print Studios. Both these exhibitions run until 13th August and are well worth catching.

Visit the Lillie gallery website for more information

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