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World's First Ever Interactive Stained Glass Window

West End Extra:

Maryhill's Crown Jewels

The Daily What:

Space-age windows come to Glasgow

Heritage Lottery Fund:

Maryhill’s new stained glass windows of today revealed at last!

The Metro, 14 Dec 2011, page 3

New crown jewels of Maryhill: Interactive Stained Glass Windows make their debut...


The Herald Arts Magazine, 10 Dec 2011: Colourful Stories

Read the full text on author Jan Patience's blog here.


Greenock Telegraph, 9 Dec 2011

plus, a motion lodged in the Scottish Parliament:

Motion S4M-01590: Bob Doris, Glasgow, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 14/12/2011 


That the Parliament welcomes the news of the world’s first interactive stained glass windows being revealed at Maryhill Burgh Halls; recognises the technological achievement in incorporating a 2D barcode that can be scanned by visitors’ smartphones, automatically directing them to a webpage containing further material and information on the designs; acknowledges that the set of 10 features the Maryhill-born Turner Prize winners, Douglas Gordon and Susan Phillipsz, Jaconelli’s Café, local primary school children and the signature of Mrs Mary Hill, the lady who gave her name to the area; notes the long history of stained glass in Maryhill from the creation of the original “crown jewels of Maryhill” in 1878 when the burgh commissioned 20 stained glass windows to showcase the trades and industries of the area, and celebrates this initiative, which can attract and inform the next generation of visitors to the crown jewels of Maryhill, both old and new.
Supported by: Margaret Burgess, Kevin Stewart, Mike MacKenzie, David Torrance, Ruth Davidson, Stuart McMillan, Christina McKelvie, Humza Yousaf, Clare Adamson, Willie Coffey, Jamie Hepburn, Dennis Robertson, Colin Beattie, Bill Kidd, George Adam, Dave Thompson, Roderick Campbell, Adam Ingram, Annabelle Ewing