Maryhill: History, Heritage & Regeneration
"Maryhill possesses in itself and its environs such strong attractions of scenery as draw many visitors from Glasgow, and exhibits for the most part a well-built, pleasant appearance"
- Ordnance Gazetteer of Scotland, 1884
Why not take yourself on a free guided tour to the historic heart of Maryhill - part of Glasgow often overlooked on the standard tourist trails - as well as the peaceful, sunken green corridor of the River Kelvin valley, some stunning views from the raised portions of the Forth & Clyde Canal, and highlights the surprising number of historic buildings, interesting architecture, and important social and industrial heritage in the area.
Using your device's GPS signal, you can see how exactly where you are now used to look.
You can also be sure you're following the heritage trail route without worrying about getting lost !
If you're in Maryhill itself:
+ follow a heritage trail on the ground & see what points of interest are along the way
+ spot yourself on a 1942 RAF aerial photo - watch out for the Barrage Balloons!
+ see yourself walking through time on a 110 year old map of Glasgow
If you're not in Maryhill:
+ browse points of interested from the comfort of your own home
+ find out more about the stunning stained glass and where it came from
+ explore how the area has changed by comparing current satellite imagery with archive photos and maps
The app contains one walking trail, 28 points of interest, 20 stained glass panels, an archive map and a wartime aerial photo. You’ll see historic buildings (including the restored Burgh Halls and Maryhill Leisure Centre), ancient monuments (such as the canal locks and aqueduct), and one of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s least well known buildings. You’ll follow the route of old railways lines, discover the location of many of the famous Maryhill stained glass panels, and maybe even see the odd heron or swan along the way.
More content and updates will be added over time - please send us your memories of the area and suggestions for interesting places to feature using the feedback button in the App!
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Produced for Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust by The Appstillery