My name is Ilona Kvarik, I am a Hungarian who is working and living 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. In my first day everybody was so friendly and welcoming I felt very comfortable and eager to learn a lot about the Halls and its services.

My first impression of the building was “wow”, the old outside but very modern interior. The stained glasses windows in the main hall are absolutely incredible. I understood why people are hiring the place for birthdays, weddings or parties.

I found myself busy since I started, lots of things to do, booking enquiry forms, using their database, answering phones, but I enjoy working here with this friendly atmosphere. I hope I will keep up the work and write some interesting events that happen in Maryhill Burgh Halls.