Join the Scottish Ghost Nights crew as we explore the Haunted Pearce Institute. An important part of Govan history with close links to the local shipbuilding industry. On previous visits we had some very strange phenomena with growls, shadow figures and a voice recorded with a horrible laugh.
Known to Govanites as “the PI”. It is a magnificent building, category A listed, and is an eclectic mix of Scottish and Dutch Renaissance styles, designed by the architect Rowand Anderson.
William Pearce was the chairman and owner of the Fairfield yard in Govan from 1869 until 1885. Born in Kent in 1833 he originally worked at Chatham Dockyard before coming north to the then far greater opportunities offered on the Clyde for shipbuilding. Under Pearce, Fairfields became the biggest and probably the most technically advanced shipyard in the world, and his success made him a millionaire by his early death at 55. Pearce became Govan’s first M.P. in 1885, as a Conservative, and was created a baronet in 1887. His statue, known locally as The Black Man, stands opposite the Pearce Institute on Govan Road, and was erected in 1894. After his death the Pearce Institute was gifted to the people of Govan by his widow, with an endowment which amounted to about £1,000 a year to maintain it.
Haunted Pearce Institute
So what mysteries will we discover under the cloak of darkness? Will you venture into ghostly Govan? There are many reports of paranormal activity at the Haunted Pearce Institute; with three separate apparitions reported wandering the hallways. Will we hear the ghostly organ music or witness poltergeist activity?
Saturday 8th Feb 2020
9.30pm to 2.30am
Over 18s only, strictly no alcohol or pregnant ladies.
840-860 Govan Road, G51 3UU
840-860 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 3UU
Glasgow G51 3UU
Over 18s only, no pregnant ladies
N:B, this building is wheelchair accessible apart from the cellars