WELCOME TO SHETTLESTON NEW HERITAGE
ABOUT THE SHETTLESTON NEW HERITAGE PROJECT
As part of an extensive conservation programme in Shettleston New Church of Scotland a grant was given by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
A component of the grant is the development of a heritage project involving the church and the Shettleston Area in the east end of Glasgow. This website will be built up over time and form a lasting legacy of the project.
From mid 2017 the project group held a number of Heritage events. These have included a heritage conversation with eminent Professor John Hume, who was instrumental in setting up many heritage organisations as well as writing reference books on Glasgow’s Industrial Heritage. He was joined by Niall Murphy, a conservation architect with Glasgow City Heritage Trust and there was a lively discussion on the architecture and significance of the church. Other events showcased the work that had been carried out in researching the history and architecture of the church, reviewing hundred year old church records and hearing the stories of the people of Shettleston.
The final event was held on 19 May 2018, when around a hundred people gathered to see the banners, photographs and displays of memorabilia. On the day the Shettleston Community Choir performed and Agnes Dick played the magnificent church organ. The photographs and short videos below give a flavour of the occasion.
19 May 2018
Shettleston Community Choir
O for a thousand tongues to sing