Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust is delighted to announce five very high-profile supporters who will all be voting for us as the Best Heritage Project in the National Lottery Awards 2012:

Marti Pellow, Tommy Cunningham, Graeme Clark, Neil Mitchell and Graeme Duffin!

Wet Wet Wet have returned to their roots while rehearsing for their big show at Glasgow Green...

“We did some of our earliest Wet Wet Wet recordings here at the Burgh Halls! It’s fantastic to be back and getting ready for our new concert in the same place we prepared for our last gig on Glasgow Green over 20 years ago!” - Marti Pellow
 
“There has been quite a transformation in Maryhill since the last time we were here - the Halls is an amazing venue for live music, and it’s great to see how its been improved and reborn as a fantastic community resource.” - Graeme Clark
 
“We’re all going to be voting for the Burgh Halls to help it get through to the final of these Awards – and we hope all our fans will show their support as well.” - Tommy Cunningham
 
“It’s been quite a trip back in time for us to be back in Maryhill – it’s also been a great place to host an exclusive live gig for competition-winning fans here the other night.” - Neil Mitchell
 
Burgh Halls Manager Melanie Farrow said:
“It’s been great being able to welcome all these guys back to Maryhill! We’re very grateful for all their support, and fingers crossed that with their help, we can get enough votes to go through to the final of the awards, which would be an amazing recognition of all the work that’s been put in over the last nine years to bring Maryhill Burgh Halls back to life.”
 
To get through to the next round, please show your support and consider voting for us – the three projects in each category with the most votes by midnight on July 22nd will go through to the final – and be featured on a BBC TV program about the awards.
  
Click here to vote for your favourite Heritage Project...You can vote for free via the website at 
www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/awards or by ringing 0844 836 9715 (calls cost just 5p from a BT Landline).
   
If you've enjoyed visiting Halls, have been to an event here, or just like what we've done to bring the buildings back to life, this is a great way to show your support - if you choose to vote for us, Thank You!
If not, then please look at the other fantastic projects involved, and vote for one of them instead...
 
The band perform for some competition-winning fans at an exclusive private concert at Maryhill Burgh Halls
Hunter Reid, Project Coordinator said:
 “We are delighted with the feedback so far from both the local community and also visitors from further afield who are now able to experience the historically rich area of Maryhill.  We hope that they will continue to support us and, of course, vote us Best Heritage Project in The National Lottery Awards!”
 
The project has brought three derelict, “at risk”, listed buildings in the heart of one of the most deprived areas in Scotland back to life -  giving a new focus for the local community.  It mixed traditional building methods with high-quality new build, to create vibrant, in-demand facilities for the area, including a public hall/events space, meeting rooms, a cafe, a nursery, community and commercial recording studios, heritage displays, plus over 10,000 sq ft of high spec office space.
 
Complementing the buildings are a series of historically and socially unique stained glass windows from 1878, depicting the trades and working people of the local area, now restored and back on display for the first time in nearly half a century, alongside new artworks inspired by local people.
 
Find out more about the project at www.maryhillburghhalls.org.uk