My name is Ilona Kvarik and I am a Hungarian living and working in Scotland. I came here in December 2009 to study English but I found love and opportunities here as well. Maryhill Burgh Halls offered me a volunteer position in their office so I can put my administration skills into practice again and also be part of the community. On my first day, everybody was so friendly and welcoming I felt very comfortable and eager to learn a lot about the Halls.

My first impression of the building was “wow” at the old outside but very modern interior. The stained glass windows in the main hall are absolutely incredible. I understood why so many people would want to hire this place for birthdays, weddings or parties.

I found myself busy since I started with lots of things to do: processing booking enquiry forms, using the database, answering the phone. I enjoy working here with this friendly atmosphere.