(Photograph) - Kenneth Elliott, senior honorary research fellow in Glasgow University's department of music, enlists the help of soprano Mhairi Lawson and lutenist Jacob Heringman to launch the first two volumes of Musica Scottica, his series of scholarly editions of the works of Scottish composers from the 16th to 18th century.
Glasgow plans to commission new musical works, including a fanfare, to celebrate its 550th anniversary in the year 2001, as well as paintings and sculptures. It also hopes to bridge the gap between town and gown literally, launching an international architectural exhibition for a new bridge over the River Kelvin, linking its main campus to the city.
The designs will go on display as part of the university's contribution to the city's Year of Architecture and Design in 1999, and if the project proves feasible and attracts local support, the university proposes building the bridge in 2001.
It will also mark its anniversary by seeking support for a Pounds 10 million endowment to bring more overseas students to Glasgow, and help more Glasgow students study abroad as part of their degrees.