From Canal To Motorway

These great photos taken in 1966 during the M8 motorway construction show Roystonhill Spire and St.Joseph’s Home, from Alexandra Parade.

The M8 covered the route of the Monkland Canal. One canal bridge can still be seen   near the motorway, where Castle Street meets Royston Road.
Thanks to The Glasgow Motorway Archive for sharing these pictures.

Visitors to the Spire Park can see our heritage information panels which were installed recently – these tell the story of the Spire and the local area.

The Spire Park public art and heritage project was funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland and Rosemount Workspace Ltd.