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Mysterious robots in Glasgow have residents baffled

RESIDENTS of Glasgow are puzzled as robots have mysteriously appeared in the city overnight.

Glaswegians have taken to social media to search for the meaning behind the strange robots, each robot is handcrafted from wood and stands around 12 inches tall.

They have been hidden around the city centre of Glasgow for residents to find.

Residents in Glasgow are puzzled due to the appearance of random robots in the city - Scottish News
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Residents in Glasgow are puzzled due to the appearance of random robots in the city.

The artist behind the robot takeover has revealed the meaning behind their baffling appearance.

The robots are the work of two artists from The Clydeside Collective which launched at the St Enoch Centre in Glasgow on July 14.

The Clydeside Collective brings together a variety of artists who share a passion to reuse, reclaim and recycle items that would eventually go to landfill.

The robots are a product of the artists urge to reuse items as they have been crafted from old wooden fixings.

The robots are the work of two artists from The Clydeside Collective  - Scottish News
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The robots are the work of two artists from The Clydeside Collective.

Locals who find the robots have been asked to photograph them and tag The Clydeside Collective on social media to be in with a chance of winning a prize in addition to their unique piece of robotic art.

The robot takeover has been launched by Sara Thomson who began a campaign for sustainability at The Leith Collective, which opened in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal in 2019.

The robots are a product of the artists urge to reuse old items - Scottish News
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The robots are a product of the artists urge to reuse old items.

Sara said: “Our resident artists are unbelievably talented when it comes to envisioning new uses for old items. We hope these reimagined robots capture the attention of Glasgow locals and help to raise awareness of the importance of reprogramming our throwaway mentality.”

It is hoped that The Clydeside Collective will supply a platform for both established and emerging eco-friendly artists and provide valuable support through their business mentorship programme.

 

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