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    Doune Castle – Shawlands’ forgotten music venue

      Local folk passing the unloved and empty Poundworld shopfront on Kilmarnock Rd may not know of its colourful past and the contribution it made to the Scottish music scene in the 1970s and 1980s.     Some key and influential names in Scottish, UK and global rock and pop plied their musical skills and […]

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    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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    Bute Terrace & Regent Park Terrace

      There have been many arguments about the boundaries of Strathbungo over the years, but this is because it has never had any formal designation, and still doesn’t. It has claimed to be in Renfrewshire mostly, Lanarkshire when it suited, in Govan Parish, but claimed by Cathcart. The east side of Pollokshaws Road was absorbed […]

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    Waverley Picture House

      Originally opened on Christmas Day 1922 The Waverley Picture House was a 1320 capacity cinema that was designed by Watson, Salmond & Gray for Shawlands Picture House Ltd. The prominent corner dome with Egyptian columns makes it a handsome building. Inside is/was just as impressive with a barrel roof ceiling and columns along the […]

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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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    Bailie (James) Martin Fountain

    The Bailie (James) Martin Fountain stands close to the People`s Palace in Glasgow Green but originally stood outside Langside Halls This elaborate cast-iron Moorish canopy was erected in 1893 to honour James Martin (1815-92). James Martin was a senior councillor (local bailie) represented Whitevale Ward from 1870, the Town’s Master of Works, a member of […]

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    Crossmyloof Ice Rink

    Opened 1907 Closed 1986 Memories of Crossmyloof Ice Rink, Glasgow. by Kenny McKie. It wasn’t much, but it was home. I first laced on a pair of skates at the old Crossmyloof Ice Rink in Glasgow. Nothing exceptional in that you might think, unless you had been there. It was a dump. Don’t get me […]

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    LANGSIDE HALLS

    By Dr Jeffrey Meek, University of Glasgow The National Bank of Scotland (NBS) was established in 1825 and after a failure to acquire the Glasgow and Ship Bank, the NBS undertook to open their first Glasgow branch in 1843. Occupying temporary accommodation in the first instance the bank launched a public competition to design a […]

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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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    THE MARLBOROUGH (THE SHED)

    South Glasgow Heritage Environment Trust (SGHET) are interested to hear from anyone with memories of “Marlborough House” (now known as The Shed) on Langside Avenue in Shawlands. The building was, in its hayday, frequently used as a venue for weddings, receptions, dinners, dances and social functions. Within the Marlborough there were different suites named after […]

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