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 a rose for the area.
Nicole McDonald from St.Roch’s school suggested the name “Where The Heart Is” and a ceremony was held at the People’s Palace Winter Gardens to present her and the runners-up with prizes.
More recently in 2019 Rosemount Development Trust have re-introduced Royston’s rose to the area as part of landscape and environmental improvements to the Spire Park, with funding from WREN FCC Scottish Action Fund and working in partnership with Spire View Housing Association who have opened their new Roystonhill Community Hub.
Soon there will also be history interpretation panels and 12 mosaic panels sited permanently in Roystonhill Spire Park.
See more about the mosaics in Jane McInally’s project blog here: https://roystonspirepark.wordpress.com/blog/
The Spire Park public art and heritage project is funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund Scotland and Rosemount Workspace Ltd https://www.rosemountbusinesspark.co.uk/.