Stone the crows! A fun day for all the family

People will be able to come along and view the work the trust does.
People will be able to come along and view the work the trust does.

Glasgow City Heritage Trust have announced it will have a day of presentations and demonstrations for homeowners and their families, next 
month.

The trust has said the event will take place on November 21 at its Merchant City offices at 54 Bell Street.

The event will run from 11am until 5pm and folk are invited to come along to chat with staff about areas of concern such as eligibility and criteria for the group’s Building Grants scheme.

GCHT’s priority assistance areas are Central, East Pollokshields, Shawlands or Walmer Street Conservation areas.

Demonstrations will include stone carving and stained glass samples.

People can watch as the trust’s masons reveal besutiful form and text from solid stone, learn about the process of carving — and perhaps try it for themselves.

The event will allow a unique opportunity to get up close to several crafts that are normally inaccessible.

It will prove to be a great opportunity for the public to discuss maintenance issues with professionals.

People are also urged to bring along photos and drawings of any issues they wish to discuss with the trust’s professionalpanel.

Topics on the day will include stone matching and repair, lead work and organising communal repairs to properties.

And the kids can get in on the act too as children will have the chance to complete the Heritage Skills Trail and receive a goodie bag.

People will also be able to show off their carving skills, create a stained glass window, build an arch and construct a dry-stone wall.

It should prove to be a fun and interesting day out for all the family.

The Glasgow City Heritage Trust was established in 2007 and champions the city’s unique architectural and built environment.