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Published 01 March 2019

The basement of Clydebank Library could be turned into a museum space celebrating the town’s links with shipbuilding and Singer, and remembering those who lost their lives during the Blitz of March 1941.

Members agreed to invest £15k to enlist a specialist exhibition design company to work with the Council and wider stakeholders to develop a concept design for the museum, with the detailed proposals brought back before the Committee .

Bailie Denis Agnew, Convener of Cultural Services, said: “This new museum space could be an important addition to Clydebank Library, which would display key items from the Council collections.  The basement of Clydebank Library is currently home to the local history team and is also used as study and storage space. Our next step is to bring in experts to advise on how to develop the proposal to ensure it is an asset for future generations to enjoy.”

Councillor Karen Conaghan, Vice Convener of Cultural Services, said: “I am keen to see the project take a step forward as this would make a fantastic addition to the facilities already on offer at Clydebank Library.  The museum could display many artefacts from the town’s rich history and tell the historic story of the town’s past which I’m sure will be enjoyed by generations to come.”

A further report together with detailed plans for the museum will be brought to a future Culture Committee.