Thanks for your reply Banjo, it gave me a bit of a giggle. Obviously you are younger than me, not from Pollok when the Centre was built nor lived next to it during the subsequent years. When the new Tesco was opened at Silverburn I saw Justin & Collin the bickering interior designers greeting the customers, whilst at the same time raise money for the Arden Youth Centre which just happened to be part of the show they were about to air pretty much slating everyone.
The same kind of advertising & marketing was used when the original Pollok Centre was opened. If you doubt my sincerity please look at the following links:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hercules_(bear
I wouldnt like to imagine how the advertising and ,arketing costs have been for Silverburn but I can tell you this, theres not a better crowd pleaser or attraction than a guy walking around Pollok with a great big grizzly bear on a chain. And I was there on the steps leading up to Tesco cafe watching it. Sheer class.
Like I mentioned on my previous post, if anyone has a photo of the original Pollok Centre Clock I'd appreciate a copy or link to an image.