So when I heard that the tower was now possible, how could I resist a revisit? First, in through the catacombs:
Next a bit of a surprise – they’ve ripped half the stage away:
It does mean it’s now possible to see the fantastic main hall now, which was securely behind a fire curtain on my last visit:
Check out the minstrel’s gallery in a dining hall 🙂
Another hall, with the loudest flooring ever – it sounded like several gunshots every step!
Next into the highheidyin’s quarters, with everything carefully protected with plastic and bubblewrap:
As well as a town hall, this building housed the courts:
The courtroom itself, stripped out sadly:
Next, up the tower:
To the bells:
Which are controlled on a lower level by a brilliant keyboard device, complete with music stand:
Also in the tower is the clock mechanism which drives four faces:
While poking about in the attic, I also found the trapdoor leading to the flagpole – it was very exposed with lots of people about, so I didn’t have time for a picture, but inside on the floor was what I think is the official flag of Clydebank:
Next, what else does a courthouse have? Cells, of course 🙂
Finally, a stop-off in the baths – only the main pool is left, but at least they’ve saved the old cast-iron turnstile and a slipper bath for posterity.