Running Late
Running Late
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The Clyde Clock on Killermont St is distinctive but a bit of an oddity; a stainless steel statue of a running pair of legs, with a cube clock as a body. It always reminds me of the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland (which this year celebrates its 150th anniversary of being published), singing: I’m late/ I’m late/ For a very important date. Aptly, its positioned outside the hustle and bustle of Buchanan Bus Station, whose vehicles almost always run on time; and past which many passengers run – and often fail – to catch them.


It was created by Glasgow-born artist George Wyllie. The work was commissioned as a gift to the city in 2000 by Radio Clyde to celebrate the station’s 25 years of independent broadcasting. Some of Wyllie’s sculptures have achieved iconic status through humour and bizarre subject matter. Rather spookily, though, shortly after Wyllie passed away in May 2012, the clock stopped working. But Radio Clyde and MSP Drew Smith launched a successful campaign to get the clock running again (if you pardon the pun).


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