New Rock ‘n’ Roll Museum for Scotland

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PLANS are underway to build a Scottish Rock

“n’ Roll Museum and Hall of Fame.

The country’s greatest artists will be enshrined at the state-of-the-art museum in Glasgow.

The proposed attraction will include images of artists that will pop up using 4D laser technology and an extensive music education programme where visitors will have the chance to perform and record themselves.

DJ and former STV presenter Ewan MacLeod is behind the 6 million development.

He said:

“What we are trying to create here is the ultimate rock n roll fantasy. When you used to stand in front of your full-length mirror in your bedroom with your tennis racket pretending to be your idol, we want to recreate that.

“We want to have the biggest music collection in Scotland and we want everyone to come and see it. “

The preferred location for the museum is Scotway House, which was the former planning office of Clyde Port Authority.

A 50,000 feasibility study, being carried out by architect Page & Park, is due for completion in June.

If it gets the go-ahead it will sit alongside the new transport museum on the Clyde.

Public funders including Scottish Enterprise, Business Gateway, RSA, Creative Scotland, Historic Scotland and Visit Scotland.

And Annie Lennox and Midge Ure have already given their written support.

Lennox said:

“Between 1961 and 1971 I attended the music centre in Aberdeen’s Loch Street on Saturday morning. Looking back now I realise that it made a massive contribution to my life in unquantifiable ways.

“Music is and always has been at the fundamental core of my existence and I am deeply grateful for having had the opportunity to develop any potential I might have had.

“That is one of the reasons I would fully endorse this kind of project. It makes sense culturally, socially and economically. To me, it’s a no-brainer. “

KT Tunstall also welcomed the proposal. She said:

“I think it’s a great idea and I hope that outside there will be a big statue of Ivor Cutler in a silly hat. “

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