CRAN has been working with the Govan Fair Committee to increase the artistic quality of its annual event, parade and activities. This year we have assisted in increasing the event by 20%. Ongoing partnership looks to increase the event incrementally over the next 3 years to include a week long programme of activities and to explore the possibility of year round events, celebrating Govan’s rich and extensive cultural and historical importance.
We have participated in three recent Govan Fair events and have seen a growing resurgence in community participation in, and attendance at, the parade in particular and the series of events in general. We look forward to participating in future events and in assisting the Govan Fair’s regeneration and continued growth.
Govan is undergoing a process of change. That process will lead towards a new community identity but we must make sure that we don’t throw away the elements that made Govan great in the first place; its ancient spiritual importance, its mighty industrial heritage and its ongoing cultural activity. CRAN intends to support and promote these qualities in order to assist in the development of the new Govan and to enable partners, old and new in the visioning of Govan’s future.