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'This year's Govan Fair will have a 6Oth Anniversary theme. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde are once again sponsoring the annual Govan Fair Schools Football tournament, the oldest in Glasgow. Members of the New Childrens Hospital Youth Panel will be on hand to present the trophies and medals to the winning team.

The Chair of the Govan Fair Association has paid tribute to the NHS in her introduction to the Govan Fair programme and the committee have included an editorial in the programme which comments on the history of the Southern General hospital and welcomes the redevelopment of the site in the future.

For their Govan Fair edition, The Govan Press have printed a special article which celebrates 60 years of the NHS and includes a 1940s style newspaper which gives people a flavour of how the formation of the NHS might have been reported in Govan in 1948. The edition also fast forwards to the future to highlight changes to the local NHS.

The Southern General Hospital will once again be participating in the annual Govan Fair procesion with a 60th themed float. Pupils from Govan High School are making a birthday cake that will form the base of the float, this will be complimented by images from the Southern General's history. This year, as in previous years, the Govan Fair will raise funds for the Southern General Hospital patient's welfare. The people of Govan have always been generous in supporting the hospital and this year will be no exception, as always, our heartfelt thanks.

The procession will be on Friday 6th June, begining at 7.45pm in Fairlie Street and making its way for 2.5 miles through Govan accompanied by staff from the Southern General hospital.

View the Govan Fair doc pack (PDF)