Cardross Seminary Film, Building, News, Frank Spedding, RSAMD, Scotland

St Peters Seminary : Cardross Film

Space and Light : Portrait by Murray Grigor of St Peter’s Seminary

post updated 18 July 2023

Location: just north of Cardross, near Helensburgh, Scotland, on the north side of the Firth of Clyde, situated halfway between Dumbarton and Helensburgh

Architects: Gillespie Kidd & Coia

Date built: 1958-66/8; closed 1980

Cardross Seminary Film

Space and Light Revisited

As part of the Book Festival and as a trailer for Brian Dillon’s talk, Filmhouse is screening Space and Light Revisited on the seminary of St Peter’s Cardross on 22 Aug 2010 : see the Glasgow Events page.

Space and Light 1972 & Space and Light Revisited 2009 – World Premiere

Films by Murray Grigor A two-screen presentation with a live performance of the film score.

Date: 21 Sep 2009
Venue: RSAMD, Glasgow

Space and Light was a wordless portrait of St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross. With its haunting score the film captured the flow of spaces and play of light in a day in the life of this modernist masterpiece, Space and Light Revisited – supported by a Creative Scotland Award – is a painstaking shot-by-shot recreation of the original film, made earlier this year in the now derelict rubble-strewn husk.

The score will be conducted by Rory Boyle – a protégée of the film’s composer Frank Spedding – and performed by musicians associated with the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama.

Space and Light : PDF – 640kb

Cardross Seminary : main page

Scotland’s Shame

St Peters Seminary
photo © Neale Smith

“The months and years go by yet nothing concrete is done to help this building. It is time the Scottish Government step in to arrest the decay”. Adrian Welch



Scotland’s Creepiest Buildings – St. Peter’s, Cardross on YouTube

Cardross Seminary Letters

Cardross Building article in full

Gillespie Kidd & Coia

Cardross won the RIBA Architecture Award, 1967

Glasgow Architecture Tours

Glasgow School of Art

Location: Cardross, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, United Kingdom

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent architectural selection below:

Buchanan Wharf Glasgow Office Development
Students Loans Company HQ at Buchanan Wharf
photo courtesy of Drum Property Group
Buchanan Wharf Glasgow Office Development

New Allander Leisure Centre
Design: Holmes Miller
Allander Leisure Centre Bearsden, Glasgow
image courtesy of architects practice
Allander Leisure Centre Building in Bearsden

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