We were delighted to take up the offer from the Burgh Hall Project Co-ordinator, Hunter Reid for an early visit to see the progress on restoring the halls and to see the new Heritage Walk publication.
The Halls and adjoining former Police Station were purchased by Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust in November 2009, and work started immediately on an ambitious programme of building work.
The Halls will provide the local community with a modern public hall, a cafe and heritage exhibition space, 11 offices, a commercial and community recording studio, nursery, and meeting rooms, situated around a courtyard garden.
The building’s architectural appeal and historic merit is further enhanced by a unique series of twenty stained glass panels depicting the various trades and industries of Maryhill in the late 19th century.
They were designed and manufactured by Stephen Adam, one of the foremost stained glass artists of the time. The panels have been held in storage by Glasgow Museums, and the building restoration will allow a number of them to be conserved and returned to the building.
For more information about the Burgh Halls please visit the Trust’s website at: http://www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk/