Colouring Book – free download

Rosemount Development Trust have distributed a small gift of a mosaic colouring book, coloured pencils and a selection box to children at the local primary schools and nurseries. The local history colouring book is now available for download for everyone – click the download link below: The “Royston Spire Park” colouring book features 12 original …

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1866 anniversary

On this day in 1866

On this day in 1866… 154 years ago, the church on Roystonhill was opened. Here’s a sneak preview of the history of Townhead Church from the forthcoming information boards commissioned by Rosemount Development Trust (and funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland and Rosemount Workspace) which will be sited in the Spire Park. A wee …

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Ceremony - naming the Royston Rose

Where The Heart Is

For Valentine’s Day… the story of Royston’s rose “Where The Heart Is”. Back in 1997 a group of local people got together and managed to save the historically-important landmark Spire on Roystonhill. In 2001 the Spire became the centrepiece of a project which included a competition by artist Graham Fagen for local children to name …

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Mosaic Workshop February 2020

Mosaic Workshop – February 2020

Last chance to attend a FREE MOSAIC WORKSHOPS FOR ADULTS… All welcome to come along on Tuesday 18th February or Wednesday 19th February 2020, next week to help complete the mosaic. Morning 9.30-11.45am or Afternoon 12.30-3pm Drop in for a short time or stay all day! Venue: Unit W15 Rosemount Workspace, Charles St A …

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History Project 2020

History Project

In 2019 Rosemount Development Trust’s local heritage project saw people from all ages and backgrounds getting together to look at the history (and pre-history) of the area. A series of ten workshops took place with local schools, a youth group, the 50+ Young at heart Club and at Rosemount Lifelong Learning. Three of Rosemount Development …

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The Spire Park

Mosaics and Royston’s Rose The Spire Park’s landscaping outlines the footprint of Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church which stood here for over 130 years. Around the perimeter of the former church are a series of mosaics – artist Jane McInally worked with community groups of all ages to create 12 mosaic panels reflecting the history of Garngad …

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Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church

The artists and craftspeople who created a jewel on the hill Roystonhill Spire Park outlines the footprint of Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church which stood on this site from 1865 until 1997. Daniel Cottier The church was richly decorated by a young Glaswegian artist Daniel Cottier. The full painted-scheme in Townhead one of his earliest works, featured stencilled …

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Roystonhill Spire Park

The history of a landmark building and the park project inspired by it Roystonhill Spire is the only remaining part of Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church Townhead Church was built thanks to a legacy from the prosperous iron workers, Bairds of Gartsherrie, who employed thousands at their Coatbridge foundry. James Baird of Knoydart built the church with …

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