Despite the failure of the city to secure the 2018 Youth Olympics, a £200 million-plus regeneration scheme for Sighthill that formed part of the bid means the end of the road for the Sighthill Stones, which were built in the late 1970s as Britain's first authentically aligned stone circle in more than 3000 years.
A campaign to save the stones was unsuccessful, but Glasgow City Council has pledged to relocate them, with a number of alternative sites identified.
Duncan Lunan, the astronomer and science writer behind the original scheme, said he had been given a verbal promise that the necessary effort would be made to remove the stones intact and the authority would finance their reuse elsewhere.
Speaking ahead of last night's sunset event to mark the autumn equinox, he said: "I asked, on behalf of the druid and pagan community, whether the Sighthill circle would still be there for events to mark the autumnal equinox this weekend, and that was given the go-ahead. It's provisionally to say goodbye to it, since it may not be there in December."
The campaign to save the stones won support from artists including Stuart Braithwaite, guitarist with the band Mogwai, whose late father John helped build them.