As Glasgow prepares for the Commonwealth Games 2014, we at the Burgh Halls are celebrating our ties with the Commonwealth in a number of interactive initiatives and events.  Come and get involved and be a part of history!


Sunday 20th July 2014

As part of the Celebrate initiative funded by the Big Lottery Fund, our Community Choir will be performing songs linked to the trades depicted in our stained glass windows and celebrating Maryhill's historic role in the Commonwealth at the locks in Maryhill.  The performance will take place in the perfectly created amphitheatre of the Kelvin Dock and with a supporting act of the Creative Cargo supplied by Glasgow Sculpture Studios   Here you will be able to take part in workshops..... on a barge!


Come and join us for the performance at 2pm.  If the Glasgow sunshine decides not to make an appearance, the performance will still go ahead but in the beautiful Main Hall of Maryhill Burgh Halls.



Monday 21st July


Come and join us as the Queen's Baton Relay makes its way to and ends Monday in Maryhill at the Burgh Halls.  There will be street entertainment as the Baton arrives at approximately 3.20pm.  Our very own Project Coordinator, Hunter Reid, will have the privilege of bringing the baton to us!



Wednesday 23rd July


We are proud to be a part of Wee Doors Open Day run by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust.  As Glasgow's Built Heritage Festival, takes in 18 buildings, come and join us at the Halls for a full day of entertainment.

We will have ongoing demonstrations and interactive exhibits provided by Glasgow Science Festival.

Glasgow Sculpture Studios will be hosting contemporary stained glass workshops and these will run on the hour every hour.  The stop press announcement we have is that following your stained glass workshop, there will be an opportunity to take the Creative Cargo barge down the canal to the The Whiskey Bond where the Sculpture Studios are based.


The full schedule is as follows :


10.00am Building opens and first  Glasgow Sculpture Studio (GSS) stained glass workshop takes place 

11.00am  Heritage Talk - "Windows on Maryhill's Past" by Gordon Barr, Board Member and former Heritage Manager, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust

GSS stained glass workshop

Midday GSS stained glass workshop

1.00pm    A short recital of approximately  15mins of Classical and Scottish Music performed by Barbara Downie, Violin, (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra) and Nicola Boag, Viola.

GSS stained glass workshop

2.00pm  Performance by our Community Choir

GSS Stained Glass Workshop

2.30pm A short recital  of approximately 15 minutes of Classical and Scottish Music performed by Barbara Downie, Violin, (BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra) and Nicola Boag, Viola.

3.00pm  Heritage Talk - "Windows on Maryhill's Past" by Ian Mitchell, Historian and former Board Member, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust

GSS Stained Glass workshop


The numbers for the Stained Glass Workshops are limited, so to avoid disappointment please phone and book on 0845 860 1878 or email


Don't worry about getting to the Halls either, vintage shuttle buses are providing transport to and from the City Centre, please see around for more details!


We look forward to you joining us!