Glasgow City Heritage Trust Chair, Scottish Building Development, Dr Morag Macdonald Simpson News, Info

Glasgow City Heritage Trust

GCHT News, Strathclyde, west Scotland

12 Jul 2011

New Chair of City Heritage Charity announced

Glasgow City Heritage Trust Chair

Following the retirement of Bailie Hanzala Malik MSP as Chairman of the Glasgow City Heritage Trust, former barrister Dr Morag Macdonald Simpson CBE has taken the helm as new Chair, with immediate effect. Dr Macdonald Simpson is excited about taking on this new role:

“I was born and brought up in Glasgow, but spent my working life in London. When I returned to Scotland in 1997, I was amazed and delighted to see the change in Glasgow, in particular how the centre and eastern part of the city were being restored and regenerated” she comments.

“Glasgow has a great deal of fine historic architecture, and leading the GCHT in both helping local people conserve their buildings and promoting the unique heritage of our city is an exciting, if challenging, opportunity”.

Bailie Malik was Chairman of the Trust since its inception in 2007. In the recent parliamentary elections he was voted in as MSP for the Scottish Labour Party.

Since it was established in 2007, GCHT has worked on city-wide projects channelling over £4.42 million in grant-funding to conserve, protect, restore and promote Glasgow’s historic built environment.

Glasgow City Heritage Trust news - Central Quay Glasgow, Anderston housing development

Scott Taylor, Chief Executive of Glasgow City Marketing Bureau emphasises the importance and value of the built heritage in Glasgow: “One of the reasons for Glasgow’s success in attracting over 2.3 million visitors per year is the city’s stunning architecture” he comments. “Glasgow City Heritage Trust plays a vital role in ensuring the unique architecture and historic built environment can flourish and continue to draw visitors from across the globe, helping to generate over £600 million for the local economy.”

Glasgow City Heritage Trust information received 120711

• Glasgow City Heritage Trust (GCHT) is an independent charitable trust, supported by Glasgow City Council and Historic Scotland

• GCHT champions Glasgow’s historic architecture and built environment

• The GCHT promotes and encourages the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic building for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors both now and in the future

• GCHT’s building repair grants programme invests over £1 million per year into the preservation of the magnificent and unique historic built environment of the city

• GCHT’s key activities include:

– distributing grants to assist in the repair, enhancement and conservation of the city’s historic architecture
– providing help and advice to owners of historic buildings
– promoting debate about Glasgow’s built environment through a range of events and collaborations
– supporting education projects and traditional skills training relating to Glasgow’s architecture and built environment

Glasgow City Heritage Trust information from GCHT

Location: Glasgow, Strathclyde, southwest Scotland, UK

Historic Glasgow Architecture

Major Strathclyde Historic Building Designs – selection:

St Vincent Street, financial district, west of the city centre, St Vincent St, central/west Glasgow
Architect: Alexander “Greek” Thomson
St Vincent Street Church
St Vincent Street photograph © AW
St Vincent Street Church

Caledonia Road, Caledonia Rd, Gorbals, south Glasgow
Architect: Alexander “Greek” Thomson
Caledonia Road Church

Queens Cross Church, Garscube
Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Queens Cross Church

Queen’s Park United Presbyterian Church, Langside Road
Architect: Alexander “Greek” Thomson
Queen’s Park Church

Ruchill Free Church Halls, Ruchill St – former mission halls for the Westbourne Free Church
Date built: 1899
Architect: Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Ruchill Free Church Halls

Glasgow Building Designs

Contemporary Glasgow Property Designs – recent Strathclyde architectural selection below:

University of Glasgow ARC
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre building
photo courtesy of UoG
University of Glasgow Advanced Research Centre

Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf flats
image courtesy of Drum Property Group
Solasta Riverside Building Buchanan Wharf

Trongate 103

Science Centre Glasgow

Kelvingrove Gallery

Buildings in Glasgow

Glasgow Property

Glasgow Armadillo

Jordanhill School

Buildings / photos for the Glasgow City Heritage Trust – former barrister Dr Morag Macdonald Simpson CBE new Chair news page welcome