FASCINATED passersby stopped to stare as a giant floating head made its way along the River Clyde.

The art installation was rescued after going missing for 33 years following the Glasgow Garden Festival.

Now the concrete and steel Floating Head, the work of sculptor Richard Groom, is to be put back on public display.

Lying largely forgotten at Rothesay Dock East on the north banks of the Clyde, the Floating Head was tracked down following the artist's death in 2019.

It has been conserved and partially restored by workers from Concrete Repairs Ltd, in a project led by Sculpture Placement Group (SPG) and Richard Groom’s estate.

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The sculpture will be moored in the Canting Basin, at Govan Docks, from now until October 6 and will form a centrepiece of Glasgow Doors Open Day.

Richard’s family managed to track down the location of the Floating Head using Canmore, discovering that it had been stored at Clyde Boatyard.

Richard’s brother Andy said: “Myself and my family were so touched at Richard’s funeral where so many of his friends and colleagues commented on all of his work especially the floating head.

"It became apparent very quickly we had to find it, fix it, float it.

"We couldn’t believe our luck when we found and met with Offshore Workboats who had rescued it.

“We then tracked down and met Ian Henderson, the owner of the head, who has allowed us the opportunity to display the head again for the public to see.

"We’re really grateful to all of them, and everyone else, who has made it possible for us to have the sculpture restored and returned to the heart of Glasgow.”