Nick Hedges's Make Life Worth Living photograph collection is on exhibition at Maryhill Burgh Halls from 5th November until 2nd December 2015. 

In 1968, Shelter Scotland commissioned Nick Hedges to document Scotland's slums in order to raise awareness of the extent of the unfit living conditions that many were subjected to. The photographer was reluctant to publicise the photographs as he wanted to protect the privacy of the young children and families that were portrayed in them. 

After nearly 50 years since the photographs were taken, Hedges has agreed to lift the restriction, allowing these powerful and emotive images to go on display.

Shelter Scotland hope to identify the people in the photographs. If you visit the exhibition at the Burgh Halls and recognise yourself or someone else in the photographs, please inform a member of the Burgh Halls Trust staff or you can contact Shelter directly on 

The exhibition is available to view at Maryhill Burgh Halls entrance courtyard between 9am and 9pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

There will also be a sample of the photograph collection, portraying scenes from Maryhill on display in the Burgh Halls itself. These are available to view during the Burgh Halls' opening times: 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays. 

The photographs are also available to view online at:

The exhibition is sponsored by PwC:

If you would like more information, please contact the Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust Heritage Manager at or call 08458601878.