Step back in time with the free Maryhill interactive heritage app!
Available now as a free download for Apple iPhone and iPads, plus Android smartphones.
[Not got a smart phone? Have a look at the PDF and printable versions here!]
Using your device's GPS signal, you can see how exactly where you are now used to look.
If you're in the Maryhill area:
- spot yourself on a 1942 RAF aerial photo - watch out for the Barrage Balloons!
- see yourself walking through time on a 110 year old map of Glasgow
- follow a heritage trail on the ground & see what points of interest are along the way
If you're not in Maryhill:
- browse points of interested from the comfort of your own home
- find out more about the stunning Maryhill stained glass and where it came from
- explore how the area has changed by comparing current satellite imagery with archive photos and maps
The app contains one walking trail, 28 points of interest, 20 stained glass panels, an archive map and a wartime aerial photo. You’ll see historic buildings (including the restored Burgh Halls and Maryhill Leisure Centre), ancient monuments (such as the canal locks and aqueduct), and one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s least well known buildings.
You’ll follow the route of old railways lines, discover the location of many of the famous Maryhill stained glass panels, and maybe even see the odd heron or swan along the way.
You can also be sure you're following the heritage trail route without worrying about getting lost !
Why not take yourself on a free, interactive guided tour through the historic heart of Maryhill - part of Glasgow often overlooked on the standard tourist trails - as well as the peaceful, sunken green corridor of the River Kelvin valley, some stunning views from the raised portions of the Forth & Clyde Canal, and see the surprising number of historic buildings, interesting architecture, and important social and industrial heritage in the area.
Just search for 'Maryhill' in your App Store, or use the download links above.
More content and updates will be added over time - the app lets you send in your memories of the area and suggestions for interesting places to feature in the future.
Gordon Barr, Heritage Development Officer for Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, said:
"We've had such a fantastic response to the free walking trail booklet to historic Maryhill, launched just a few months ago, that we've nearly run out of the initial print run. To make sure as many people as possible have a chance to learn about the fascinating history of the area, we're delighted to be able to launch a free download for smartphones to let you see not just the walking trail and where you are today, but also how the area used to look - and how it has changed over the years. It's not quite a personal TARDIS, but it's the next best thing!"
Michael Park, from Glasgow-based software developers The Appstillery, said:
"We were looking for new and exciting ways to use our unique MakkaMappa technology when the Trust approached us. We were delighted to be able to work closely with the Trust to combine their fascinating information and research with the latest digital technology, to create an app that is one of the first of its kind - and will hopefully help put Glasgow, and Maryhill, literally 'on the map' as leaders in innovative ways of bringing maps and history to life."
The Heritage Trail App was made possible thanks to funding from Glasgow City Council.