Vacancy: Heritage Officer- Activities (Maternity Cover)

Heritage Officer (full-time, fixed term, maternity cover)

Salary: £21,000 p/a

Glasgow City Heritage Trust gives out almost £1 million in funding each year to help people in Glasgow protect, repair and promote the city’s historic buildings and places.

Through our conservation grants people enjoy, understand and care for Glasgow’s historic built environment and are able to access funding and expertise which ensures the sustainability of the city’s heritage for current and future generations. 

Our historic environment plays an important role in successful neighbourhoods and high streets which are vital as a local point for social and economic interactions and sustainable communities.

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Activities Officer to support the implementation of the Trust’s new Historic Built Environment Activities programme for the benefit of all people living, working in and visiting Glasgow. As part of our Activities Team, this will involve the planning and co-ordination of a range of events, including talks and debates, tours, practical workshops and training opportunities for both a professional audience and the general public. You will also assist with a number of other projects designed to achieve our strategic objectives, such as community engagement workshops.

You will have an informed interest in Glasgow’s heritage and relevant experience in events management, project management, community engagement or similar, which may include a formal qualification. 

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: passionate, collaborative, innovative and forward-looking.

The Trust offers a variety of benefits to employees, including generous employer pension contributions, flexible working, 25 days paid annual leave and excellent opportunities for training and development. 

GCHT welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

Heritage Officer- Activities (Maternity Cover) Job Description

Heritage Officer- Activities (Maternity Cover) Application for Employment

To apply please use the links above to download the Job Description and Application Form.

Application forms should be returned by email to info@glasgowheritage.org.uk.

Deadline for applications: Friday 29th July 2022 at 12 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 5th August 2022.

Interviews: Friday, 12 August 2022.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director Torsten Haak via torsten@glasgowheritage.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion about the role.

In Person Tour and Talk: Exploring Historic Interiors at Holmwood House **Sold Out**

**Sold Out** Wednesday 6th July 2022 | 6pm to 9pm | Holmwood House | 61-63 Netherlee Rd, Glasgow G44 3YU

Join us for an exciting night in the exclusive venue of Holmwood House, one of the most architecturally significant historic villas in Scotland, owned by the National Trust for Scotland. The night will consists of an in person tour of the house and a lecture on historic interiors and wallpapers.

The one hour in person tour will be led by National Trust for Scotland Visitor Service Manager, Ana Sanchez De la Vega, and will be followed by a fascinating talk about historic interiors and wallpapers, by National Trust for Scotland Curator Emma Inglis. Refreshments will be provided.

Located in the Southside of Glasgow, Holmwood House was designed by Scottish architect Alexander “Greek” Thomson, whose profound influence can still be detected everywhere in the city. This masterfully designed family home has impressed visitors for decades with its carefully curated design, and it is widely regarded as the architect’s finest domestic creation.

Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson first designed the villa for paper magnate James Couper and his wife in 1857–8, and the architect’s penchant for Grecian styling and symmetry is found throughout the villa, where the bold opulent decoration echoes the colours seen in ancient Greek temples.

The tour will focus on the relationship between Thomson, Holmwood House and Glasgow, and give you an opportunity to learn about the legacy of his creative genius.

After the tour you will be invited to join NTS Curator Emma Inglis for a talk on historic interiors. The talk will explore two hundred years of wallpapers and major fashions and influences; from the exquisite Chinese papers of the 1720s to the mass produced patterns of the 1920s.

Emma Inglis is a curator for the National Trust for Scotland, and works with multi-disciplinary property teams to deliver interpretation projects, interior redecoration schemes, temporary exhibition programming and creative use of collections. She is involved in the research of collections and interiors, with a particular interest in domestic textiles, eighteenth and nineteenth century social history, and decorative interiors.

Booking essential 

Refreshments included in the price 

£18 per person, £14 concession

Details Price Qty
Standard Ticket £18.00 (GBP)   Sold Out
Concession Ticket (Student, Senior) £14.00 (GBP)   Sold Out

Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

We are using Zoom to broadcast our on line live talks. You can join these events as a participant without creating a Zoom account. You do not need to have a webcam or a microphone to join the event as a participant.

All events are subtitled. We aim to make our events as accessible as possible but if you feel that you might need some additional help, please let us know when you book your ticket or get in touch in advance. We’re open to feedback and would welcome your ideas on how we can improve in this area.

You will receive instructions on joining the event by email. If you haven’t received anything by midday on the day of the event, please check your spam folder and then contact us.

All events are recorded and everyone who has booked will be sent a link to the recording to watch again after the event. We are a small team and this can take a couple of weeks so please bear with us!

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Each year, our events help over 2000 people to understand and appreciate Glasgow's irreplaceable built heritage. Can you help us to reach more people?

We are hugely grateful for the support of our Friends whose subscriptions help cover the costs of these events, thereby ensuring accessible pricing for everyone in Glasgow in these challenging times.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our Friends scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

Online Talk: A Bird’s-Eye View of the Development of Glasgow University: The Gilbert Scott Building

Wednesday 22nd June 2022 | 7.30pm BST | via Zoom

Taking Thomas Sulman’s 1864 bird’s-eye view of Glasgow as a starting point, this talk will explore a pivotal period in the history of development of both the city and the University. As Sulman’s balloon drifted above the city, the University was already planning its flight from the congested and polluted High Street site to the then rural Arcadia of Gilmorehill.

Using contemporary 19th-century photographs, engravings and paintings, Nick Haynes will guide us around the extraordinary complex of 17th-, 18th- and 19th- century buildings in the Old College, and set the scene for the construction of Scotland’s largest Gothic building on Gilmorehill.

Nick Haynes is a historic environment consultant, author and amateur photographer, who has recently joined property consultancy Montagu Evans as their Heritage Partner for Scotland. In 2013 he wrote the book Building Knowledge – An Archtectural History of Glasgow University, following the story of the Old College buildings in the High Street, through Gilbert Scott’s great palace of learning on Gilmorehill, to the newer adjoining campus at Hillhead.

Free, booking required, donations welcome. 

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Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

We are using Zoom to broadcast our live talks. You can join these events as a participant without creating a Zoom account. You do not need to have a webcam or a microphone to join the event as a participant.

All events are subtitled. We aim to make our events as accessible as possible but if you feel that you might need some additional help, please let us know when you book your ticket or get in touch in advance. We’re open to feedback and would welcome your ideas on how we can improve in this area.

You will receive instructions on joining the event by email. If you haven’t received anything by midday on the day of the event, please check your spam folder and then contact us.

All events are recorded and everyone who has booked will be sent a link to the recording to watch again after the event. We are a small team and this can take a couple of weeks so please bear with us!

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Each year, our events help over 2000 people to understand and appreciate Glasgow's irreplaceable built heritage. Can you help us to reach more people?

We are hugely grateful for the support of our Friends whose subscriptions help cover the costs of these events, thereby ensuring accessible pricing for everyone in Glasgow in these challenging times.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our Friends scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

Workshop: Stained Glass

Two pieces of stained glass art with a black leaded outline and primary coloured geometric shapes

Saturday 11th June 2022 | 10am-5pm | Jangling Space, Unit H, Shawlands Arcade, Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow G41 3RS 

Join us for this this all-day workshop, where participants will get a chance to learn about the art of stained glass and get to grips with how to cut, lead, and solder their first piece. Everyone will get to design, create, and take home their own piece of stained glass art based on Jangling Spaces’s popular “Weir Pumps” design, inspired by an aerial view of the Weir Pumps of Cathcart. 

The workshop will be facilitated by Jangling Space at their studio in the Shawlands Arcade. Jangling Space is a cooperative makerspace on the Southside of Glasgow focused on making glass art influenced by the city’s heritage. 

The ticket price includes all materials and lunch. 

Please note this is an in-person event and current Covid guidance will be complied with. 

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Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Each year, our events help over 2000 people to understand and appreciate Glasgow's irreplaceable built heritage. Can you help us to reach more people?

We are hugely grateful for the support of our Friends whose subscriptions help cover the costs of these events, thereby ensuring accessible pricing for everyone in Glasgow in these challenging times.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our Friends scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

CPD: Accessibility in the Historic Environment

Support us

Like many other charities, the coronavirus outbreak is having a major impact on our activities, threatening our crucial work to protect, repair and celebrate Glasgow’s rich built heritage. As a result, we expect to lose an important part of our income this year.

We are therefore asking that if you are able to support our conservation and outreach work,
please consider donating to the Trust.

"No Access" sign on wooden fence, on green background

Wednesday 25th May 2022 | 12.30-1.30pm | GCHT Zoom Meeting

Historic buildings and heritage spaces make up a major part of our housing, offices, commercial and recreations spaces. Unfortunately, a lot of these buildings are inaccessible to disabled people, creating barriers to housing, employment, and the enjoyment and appreciation of heritage, culture and art.

What can we do to create spaces that are truly accessible and inclusive of everyone? What makes a space and experience accessible and what are the steps to achieve this status?

In this CPD, Emily Yates, Head of Accessibility and Inclusive Design at Mima, will discuss disability and the historic built environment, regulations for accessible buildings, what sort of adjustments might be needed in a historic building, and how to make adjustments that don’t cause hardship to the user or exclude them.

A great believer in inclusive end-to end experiences that benefit both the user and staff member, Emily has experience of auditing transport networks (Rio 2016 and Northern Rail), and football stadiums (Watford, Liverpool, West Ham). She has also delivered disability awareness training sessions (Dubai Expo 2020), digital access audits and created inclusive policies and standards for organisations to improve their internal and external accessibility (Heathrow Airport, National Railway Museum).

The CPD will be recorded and available to all ticket holders after the event.

£15 per person / £10 for students.

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All sessions are recognised by the Institute of Historic Building Conservation (IHBC) as being capable of contributing to the obligatory CPD requirements of Full Members (see www.ihbc.org.uk)

We are using Zoom to broadcast our live talks. You can join these events as a participant without creating a Zoom account. You do not need to have a webcam or a microphone to join the event as a participant.

We aim to make our events as accessible as possible but if you feel that you might need some additional help, please let us know when you book your ticket or get in touch in advance. We’re open to feedback and would welcome your ideas on how we can improve in this area.

You will receive instructions on joining the event by email. If you haven’t received anything by midday on the day of the event, please check your spam folder and then contact us.

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Online Talk: From Brides to The Bridewell: Women’s Lives in a Glasgow City Block

Sepia image of Victorian Glasgow
Image © of Mitchell Library, Glasgow City Council

From Brides to The Bridewell: Women’s Lives in a Glasgow City Block

Thursday 12th May 2022 | 7.30pm | via Zoom

Join GCHT and Dr Nina Baker to look at what a particular street corner in the original heart of Glasgow tells us about the lives of the women who lived, worked and walked around it. 

Inspired by the redevelopment of a site near the corner of the High Street and Duke Street some years ago, Dr Baker has been investigating the history of this block and the range of buildings and uses it has had over the years, from manufacturing, housing, to commerce and social gatherings. She will discuss how she has used modern recorded data to draw out hints of how life was for ordinary women from the early 19th century onwards, and what two of the site’s most significant buildings – the marriage registry office and Bridewell Women’s Prison – represented to these women and the society in which they lived. 

Dr Nina Baker is an independent historian researching the history of women in engineering. She has had a varied career, starting with being a Merchant Navy Deck Officer before gaining an engineering design degree in her 30s, followed by a PhD in concrete durability from the University of Liverpool. She has lived with her family in Glasgow since 1989, and was a Glasgow City Councillor from 2007-17. She has recently published a biography of the aeronautical engineer, Hilda Lyon: Adventures in Aeronautical design. The life of Hilda M. Lyon.

Free, booking required, donations welcome. 

We're sorry, but all tickets sales have ended because the event is expired.

Please note: Payment is taken via PayPal but you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay online. 

We are using Zoom to broadcast our live talks. You can join these events as a participant without creating a Zoom account. You do not need to have a webcam or a microphone to join the event as a participant.

All events are subtitled. We aim to make our events as accessible as possible but if you feel that you might need some additional help, please let us know when you book your ticket or get in touch in advance. We’re open to feedback and would welcome your ideas on how we can improve in this area.

You will receive instructions on joining the event by email. If you haven’t received anything by midday on the day of the event, please check your spam folder and then contact us.

All events are recorded and everyone who has booked will be sent a link to the recording to watch again after the event. We are a small team and this can take a couple of weeks so please bear with us!

You might also be interested in…

Online Talk: 19th Century Retail and the Rise of the Department Store

Wednesday 8th December 2021 | 7.30pm GMT | via Zoom

Focusing on architecture, window displays, and internal design, this talk will examine how Glasgow department stores, like their Parisian counterparts, became spaces not just of spectacle, but also of manipulation and disorientation.

The Map

“I feel like a bird soaring over the city when I gaze upon Sulman’s map, every nook and cranny with every detail so exact.

I can see where I came from and where I’m at.”

Edward’s story

A DIFFERENT DIRECTION Another day at the warehouse done. He’s a clerk, so there’s always lots of paperwork to get through and it requires great attention to detail. He’s a conscientious and well-organised individual though, so he enjoys it and the satisfaction he gets when a job is done well. 

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Each year, our events help over 2000 people to understand and appreciate Glasgow's irreplaceable built heritage. Can you help us to reach more people?

We are hugely grateful for the support of our Friends whose subscriptions help cover the costs of these events, thereby ensuring accessible pricing for everyone in Glasgow in these challenging times.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our Friends scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

Vacancy: Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover)

Three people wearing high viz jackets stand in front of a building covered in scaffolding

Heritage Manager (part-time / maternity cover)

3 days/week starting June 2022

£30,000 pro rata (£18,000) including Local Government Pension Scheme

Glasgow City Heritage Trust gives out almost £1 million in funding each year to help people in Glasgow protect, repair and promote the city’s historic buildings and places.

Through our conservation grants people enjoy, understand and care for Glasgow’s historic built environment and are able to access funding and expertise which ensures the sustainability of the city’s heritage for current and future generations. 

Our historic environment plays an important role in successful neighbourhoods and high streets which are vital as a local point for social and economic interactions and sustainable communities.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) to join our team in the administration, and management of our Grants Programme in Glasgow aimed at historic building repairs, project development and heritage outreach and education work.

The 2022/23 Historic Environment Grants budget is just under £620,000. As the Heritage Manager you will take overall responsibility for the delivery of the new grants process, and management of a small team of Heritage Officers. You will work alongside the Heritage Manager responsible for the Trust’s Heritage Activities and will report to the Deputy Director and Grants Committee. 

You will have an informed interest in Glasgow’s heritage and will have relevant experience in a heritage, arts or culture organisation. 

The successful candidate will manifest our core values: passionate, collaborative, innovative and forward-looking.

The Trust offers a variety of benefits to employees, including generous employer pension contributions, flexible working, 25 days paid annual leave (pro rata) and excellent opportunities for training and development. 

GCHT welcomes applications from all sections of the community and is an equal opportunities employer.

For further details or to apply, please go to www.glasgowheritage.org.uk. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Director Torsten Haak via torsten@glasgowheritage.org.uk to arrange an informal discussion. 

The deadline for application submission is 25th April 2022 at 12:00 noon. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by 29th April 2022. Interviews will be held on 5th May 2022 via Zoom.

Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) Job Description

Heritage Manager (Maternity Cover) Application for Employment

Film: Foundations of our Future

Glasgow, like cities all around the world, is today at a very real risk from climate change. The city’s heritage is no stranger to these concerns, but our historic buildings are also part of the solution to the climate crisis.

In this video Taylor Cross-Whiter from Glasgow City Heritage Trust and David Harkin from Historic Environment Scotland travel around the city to visit the Briggait, Glasgow Central Station, Bell Street Stables and Govanhill Baths to speak to people on the ground about how historic buildings can provide sustainable solutions that help Glasgow mitigate climate change.

You might also be interested in…

Glasgow Historic Environment: A Snapshot – 2019

Ever wondered which buildings in your neighbourhood are listed, or even on Scotland’s Buildings at Risk Register?

Our new interactive map shows data collated between February and April 2018 which gives a snapshot of the current state of Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Blog Post: Ghosts and Zombies

Read our latest blog post about our Ghost Signs of Glasgow project, pondering the nature of ghost signs and what they tell us about the urban landscape.

Enjoy Family Fun with our Kids Trails!

So…we’re allowed out every day for a walk, we have kids at home to entertain and the streets are deserted – sounds like an ideal time to have a go at some heritage detective work!

Become a Friend of Glasgow City Heritage Trust

Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity and your support is crucial to ensure that our charitable work promoting the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors continues now, and in the future.

The easiest way to support the Trust’s work is to join our loyalty scheme. Our tiered loyalty scheme means you can choose the level that’s right for you.

GCHT is launching a podcast!

A great host, interesting guests and intriguing topics are all essential ingredients to make a great podcast… but do you know what else could make our new podcast truly amazing?…

You!

PLACES AND PEOPLE

“If Glasgow’s Walls Could Talk” – a new podcast series produced by Glasgow City Heritage Trust – explores the relationships, stories and shared memories that exist between Glasgow’s historic buildings and places and the city’s communities. We have ten episodes in the bag, but now we need your help to develop phase two of this great project!

From August to October 2021 we will ask you to share your memories and thoughts about a specific topic, we will be selecting the best messages to be included in the podcast!

EXPERIENCES, THOUGHTS, KNOWLEDGE AND MEMORIES

Each episode focuses on a specific area, type of building or aspect of Glasgow’s heritage, not only from a historical and architectural point of view, but also from the perspective of the community; drawing on the guests’ personal experiences, thoughts, knowledge and memories.

The podcast, launching in late October, has an informative yet informal style. The topics covered, are varied and appealing to a wide audience, such as murals, the mapping of queer heritage, tenement living, heritage and disabilities and many many others.

CURIOUS?

You can now listen Episode Zero of “If Glasgow’s Walls Could Talk” on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google, Amazon, Podcast Addict, PlayerFM and wherever you get your podcasts. Don’t forget to subscribe!

 

CONTRIBUTE TO THE PODCAST

You will be able to find all the different topics and the instructions of how to leave a message on this page, we will be changing the topics on a regular basis, so keep an eye out and be sure to follow us on social media @GlasgowHeritage #IfGlasgowsWallsCouldTalk

The easiest way to contribute to our podcast is via our online survey

But there are also other ways to leave a message:

  1. On our dedicated phone line at 07902976218 – Call the number above and leave us a voicemail on our answering machine. Your call will be automatically redirected to voicemail. (Please be aware that you need to make a mobile phone call not a WhatsApp or other wifi Voice Call)

You can leave us a voice message on WhatsApp at the same number. To do this:

  • Open a new chat, and select or add our podcasts phone number.
  • Make sure you have the Message box selected.
  • Tap and hold the microphone and start speaking.
  • Once finished, remove your finger from the microphone. The voice message will automatically send.

2) You can drop us an email at podcast@glasgowheritage.org.uk and we will have someone else read it out for you on the podcast. Please be mindful of the length of your message – not more than 300 words.

Remember to share some information about yourself in your message, such as your name, age and where you come from.

IMPORTANT:

Please be aware that by sharing a memory with us you are agreeing to have your memory (and your voice where relevant) shared publicly on the podcast, read the terms and conditions.

TOPICS

We are asking you to share your memories and thoughts about the following topics, we added some questions to inspire you but please feel free to share whatever memory, thought, opinion you have on the topic!

TENEMENTS AND TENEMENT LIVING:

This episode focuses on the experience of living in a tenement, in the past and in the present. We will be exploring the story of tenements in Glasgow, and tenements as communities.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • Do you live in a tenement?
  • What was your favourite aspect of living in a tenement?
  • What memories do you have of living in a tenement?
  • Why do you think living in a tenement is so special?
  • Do you have any special memory linked to tenement living? 

LEGACY OF SLAVERY:

In this episode we will explore the legacy of slavery in Glasgow and on the buildings and streets that were built on the back of the slavery trade. We will be exploring how Scotland dealt with its past and how we can interpret it correctly for future generations.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • How much do you know of Glasgow’s past?
  • Do you know how many buildings and streets are named after the Tobacco Lords?
  • What do you think is the best way to interpret this aspect of Glasgow’s past?
  • How can we review and reinterpret this history, taking into consideration all the stories that were left behind?

MAPPING QUEER GLASGOW:

In this episode we will talk about Scottish LGBTQ+ history and places and how Queer stories are researched and interpreted. Queer spaces, bars, pubs, book shops have such an important role in queer history how can we make these spaces relevant?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • How can we research and collect Queer stories and make them relevant again? What sort of traces have past LGBTQ+ people left behind?
  • Is there a building you think is representative of Queer history in Glasgow? What is your experience? 

COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP AND HISTORIC BUILDINGS:

This episode focuses on community ownership and historic buildings and on historic school buildings in particular, why there are so many and how the community can get involved in their preservation?

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • Do you live next to a derelict building?
  • Why are public buildings important for communities?
  • Do you used to go to a school that is now demolished or derelict? What are your memories of it?

ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSIVITY:

This episode investigates accessibility and inclusivity in relationship to Glasgow’s historic built environment and heritage sector. 

Architectural, structural and social barriers of all kinds are at the root of disabled people’s exclusion and inequality, and are an obstacle to their enjoyment and appreciation of heritage, culture and art.

Looking at the most recent datas from Visit Scotland (2021), in Scotland, one in five people is disabled, only 8% of Scottish people with disabilities are wheelchair users and 70% have disabilities that are invisible.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • What do you think needs to be done in order to create spaces that are truly accessible and inclusive of people with disabilities? 
  • What makes a space truly fully accessible and what are the steps to achieve this status? Do you think that  Glasgow is an accessible city? 
  • What is your experience of accessibility in heritage spaces?

HISTORIC MUSIC VENUES AND BALLROOMS:

In this episode we will be exploring historic music venues and ballrooms as spaces of interactions and connection.

The period between the start of the First World War and the mid-1950s is known as the golden age of social dancing in Glasgow, when the city had at least eighty dance halls! By the mid-1950s onwards, ballroom dancing declined in popularity and a lot of the most popular ball rooms had to  turn  into music venues to survive  in an attempt to adapt to the ever changing times, but successfully continuing to be spaces of social gathering and fun.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

  • How many of your favourite memories are linked to a ball room or a music venue, such as the Locarno, Barrowland Ballroom, Dennistoun Palais? Can you share them with us?
  • How important do you think these spaces are for our collective memory? 
  • Is your favourite venue still in business? If not, how did you feel when it closed?
  • How much have these buildings have shaped your life, memories and relationships? 

GLASGOW’S MURALS:

This episode focuses on Glasgow’s amazing murals and who are the people and the organisations behind them. The word mural originates from the Latin word “murus”, meaning wall, any artwork painted or applied onto a wall can de defined as mural art.

As powerful representations of society, these amazing works of art around our city can be often political and sometimes controversial. In the last decade Glasgow flourished with murals that can be found almost everywhere in the city, covering a huge variety of topics, from Saints’s lives to flying taxis, pelicans and poems. 

Each mural tells a unique story and enriches the urban landscape.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

  • Do you have a favourite mural in Glasgow? Which one and why?
  • Do you think murals enrich Glasgow’s urban landscape? If yes, why?
  • What would you like to see depicted on a mural? Dream big!

STADIUMS AND FOOTBALL:

In this episode we will be talking about football and its social importance, and also about how much  stadiums shaped and influenced Glaswegians’ lives during the centuries.

Football in Scotland goes back to almost 600 years ago and, just like nowadays, was enjoyed by monarchs such as James IV and Mary Queen of Scots, and commoners alike. Glasgow is home to a few iconic stadiums whose history is deeply intertwined with the history of the city and its people, like Ibrox Stadium (Category A listed) and Hampden Park, both designed by  the same Glasgow born architect, Archibald Leitch, (27 April 1865 – 25 April 1939).

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

  • Do you have a favourite stadium? 
  • What is your favourite memory of going to a match in Glasgow? Can you share it with us?
  • How much do you think football as a collective experience shape people’s lives and relationships in Glasgow?

ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY (MUSIC HALLS, THEATRES AND CINEMAS):

In this episode we will exploring Glasgow’s entertainment industry in the last  two centuries or so, our city has been home to a huge number of theatres, cinemas  and music halls. During the years these spaces occupied (and still do!) a significant role in the social and architectural life of the city and in people’s memories. 

If we look at the number and variety of historic cinemas, music halls and theatres…Glaswegians are definitely spoiled for choice! 

Think about  the Theatre Royal (A listed), the Citizens Theatre (B listed), the Britannia Panopticon Music Hall (A listed) Glasgow Film Theatre (B listed), or Govanhill Picture House (B listed), just to name a few!

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU! 

  • What is your favourite historic theatre/cinema in Glasgow? Why?
  • Do you have a special memory linked to going to the theatre/cinema?Can you share them with us
  • If you could travel back in time, which movie/show would you like to watch? Where? With whom?

ARCHITECTURAL, STRUCTURAL AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATIONS IN GLASGOW:

In this episode we will be talking about Glasgow’s convoluted history of demolition and redevelopment in the second half of 20th century and how it affected people’s lives.

After the Second World War, the majority of the houses built during the Victorian period were considered a “housing problem”, for the high density, poor sanitation and  structural deficiencies that characterised them.

The most common solution adopted to solve Glasgow’s “housing crisis” in the second half of the 20th century was to demolish the old tenements and re-house some of the population.  In later years due to a change of the political, social and economic climate the effect of the demolition of entire areas became clear and there was a new awareness of the loss “of the community spirit” that was left in the old, now gone, tenements flats.  (Picture courtesy of the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre- Staff at Fogell’s bakery and grocery shop in Hospital Street, Gorbals, 1962)

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

  • Were you, or your family affected by re-housing and/or demolition of certain areas?
  • Do you have a special memory linked to an area/building that has now been demolished?
  • Can you share it with us?
  • Is there anything of past Glasgow that you miss? Is there any way we can bring it back?
  • How do you think these architectural, structural and social transformations affected the spirit of the communities?

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You will be able to listen to “If Glasgow Wall’s Could Talk” by late October, after our official launch.

“If Glasgow’s Walls Could Talk” is produced by Inner Ear, sponsored by National Trust for Scotland and kindly supported by Tunnock’s.

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