Storm-damaged church clock back on time in Barrhead, Glasgow

James Ritchie & Son, who have a long association with the church, examined the clock’s inner workings and whilst one dial needed replacing as a matter of urgency, it was decided the best and most cost-efficient way forward was to replace all three.

Posted on 01 December, 2014

 

 

When heavy storms in 2013 damaged the clock dials on the Bourock Parish Church clock in Barrhead, Glasgow, it led to one of the hands breaking off. James Ritchie & Son, who have a long association with the church, examined the clock’s inner workings and whilst one dial needed replacing as a matter of urgency, it was decided the best and most cost-efficient way forward was to replace all three dials.

The existing copper dials were thin and ageing and have now been replaced with GRP (colour-impregnated fiberglass) dials.

Alan Wilson, Managing Director of James Ritchie & Son said: “The result is fantastic and has given the clock a new lease of life. We are delighted with the results. The old copper dials were not really worth saving because they were already in a poor condition and would only have deteriorated.”

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