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  • Photo of Kinning Park Complex. Photo credit, Julian Bailey
    New Report: Why Do Historic Places Matter?

    South Glasgow is the proud home of several historic architectural gems, the most well-known being Pollok House.  It is maintained and funded by the National Trust for Scotland, which itself was established in this Maxwell family home in 1931.  Places like Pollok House are preserved, in the words of NTS, to ‘encourage people to connect […]

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    Queen’s Park Synagogue and Langside Synagogue

    Queen’s Park and Langside synagogues form a fascinating part of South Glasgow’s heritage.

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    Battlefield Monument

    Langside Battlefield Memorial Langside Battlefield Memorial was erected in 1887 to commemorate the defeat of Mary Queen of Scots at the Battle of Langside, 300 years after her death. It marks the spot where Mary’s forces fought those of her half-brother, James Stewart, Regent Moray, on May 13th, 1568. The memorial stands at roughly 18 […]

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    Stan Laurel

    Stan Laurel (1890-1965) Langside Stan Laurel, of famous comedy duo Laurel and Hardy, was born Arthur Stanley Jefferson in Ulverston in the North of England, and moved with his family to 17 Craigmillar Road in Langside, South Glasgow when he was 15 years old. His father, Arthur Jefferson was an actor, playwright, and theatre manager, […]

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    BATTLEFIELD REST

      Battlefield Rest is an Edwardian former tramcar shelter, once considered ‘the most exotic tram shelter in Scotland’ (Battlefield Rest: About). The building has had quite a history, involving disputes over a replica tram tearoom, and current closure threats as the result of increased business rates of 400%. The shelter was designed by Frank Burnet and […]

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    QUEENS PARK AND BANDSTAND

    Following the recent renovation and relaunch of the Queens Park Arena SGHET are welcoming any stories or photographs of the bandstand & Queen’s Park. In the months to come, we will set up pages that will give a unique record of the area and an insight into its rich and vibrant past. Submit your stories […]

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