Image © Morton Gillespie
The latest exhibition at Maryhill Museum showcases the social history of Glasgow through Morton Gillespies's documentary photography.
A photographic journey back in time. These photographs document the wholesale demolition of Glasgow’s slum tenements to be replaced by multi storey boxes in the sky and peripheral housing schemes remote from the city centre. A time which saw the decline of the traditional industries of heavy engineering, shipbuilding and steelworks which had made Glasgow the second city of the empire. The days of Clyde steamers which transported Glaswegians “doon the water" to Dunoon, Largs and Rothesay. Gillespie’s images capture memories of the past and of a brave new world in the making.
Maryhill Burgh Halls
10-24 Gairbraid Ave, Glasgow G20 8YE, UK
0141 948 0700