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Press Coverage: New Stained Glass The official web-portal to Scotland

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




Press Coverage: Heritage Trail Launch

Evening Times:

Walk Back in Time!

"A new guide has been launched to celebrate the impressive architecture, rich history and picturesque scenery of Maryhill."

West End Extra:

Boots were made for walking (along the Kelvin)

"WESTENDERS are being called north this week, as Maryhill burgh halls launches a new self-guided walking tour to draw history and nature lovers into the area."

The Glaswegian:

Rich History of Maryhill in Walking Tour


Round up of the impact of the walking guide on the Glasgow City Heritage Trust site here:




Press Coverage: Halls Cupola Re-instatement

Feature on STV Evening News, Thursday 27th January [Scroll through to 12 min 30 seconds in]

Local News Glasgow: Raising the Roof in Maryhill

Website of Ratho Byres Forge News piece

The Glaswegian: Maryhill Burgh Halls Re-United With Roof Tower Three Dacades After It Was Removed

Scottish Housing News: Maryhill Burgh Halls regains Crowning Glory

Construction Now Website:

Weekend Evening Times, 5 Feb 2011:



Parliamentary Motions

We're delighted that two of our local MSPs have lodged motions in the Scottish Parliament about the Burgh Halls this week:

*S3M-7482 Bob Doris: Maryhill Burgh Halls Urban Regeneration Award—That the Parliament is delighted that Glasgow’s Maryhill Burgh Halls won the award for Category 5, Best contribution to Urban Regeneration in Scotland through the use of European Structural Funds at the European Structural Funds Best Practice Awards at the Glasgow School of Art on 23 November 2010; considers that this prestigious award was hard won by the Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust in recognition of its work in leading an inspirational community-focussed project; notes that the £9.2 million renovation project is half way toward completion and considers that it will see the 132-year-old structure being brought back from the brink of ruin to become one of Glasgow’s most prized community assets, comprising offices, café, public hall, recording studio, children’s nursery, meeting rooms and courtyard garden, and looks forward to the completion of the project in the summer of 2011.

*S3M-7480 Patricia Ferguson: European Award for Maryhill Burgh Halls—That the Parliament notes that what is considered Maryhill’s historic Burgh Halls has won the award for Best Contribution to Urban Regeneration in Scotland through the use of European Structural Funds in the 2007 to 2013 programme; notes that this award recognises the Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust’s work in involving the community throughout the project and undertaking significant ongoing outreach work with local organisations and the best practice for bringing together sensitive historic building restoration with dynamic contemporary design and new outdoor spaces; believes that the refurbishment of the halls, which is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011, will play a significant role in the ongoing regeneration of the communities of Maryhill, and congratulates all those who have played a part in bringing what it considers this important building back to life.
Supported by: Jackie Baillie*, David Stewart*, Bill Butler*, Charlie Gordon*, Hugh Henry*, Des McNulty*, Marilyn Livingstone*, Trish Godman*, Karen Gillon*
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Glasgow Magazine: A New Heart for Maryhill

A two page feature on the Burgh Halls and the stained glass can be found in the August/September issue of 'Glasgow' magazine.

Glasgow magazine has a circulation of around 300,000; a copy will be delivered to every household in Glasgow in the next few weeks.

The full issue can be downloaded in PDF format here.