The fountain was damaged recently. It cost someone a lot of money to renovate it a few years ago, so is it not about time we protected it? Are we just going to sit back and watch it gradually deteriorate until we can find another few hundred thousand pounds to blow?

One presumes there is a good reason why we cannot retain water in the base so as to deter folk from climbing on it. (In the past few days I've seen children picnicking high on the fountain!) So can we not erect a circle of high ornate railings around it? Or is it the case that we all just throw up our arms in despair at this city council's destruction of our heritage through apathy and a lack of proper maintenance?

This monument is not just a memorial to a man, but to the gargantuan efforts in the Victorian period to bring good drinking water to Glasgow. Do we not care?