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February 26 2011

New Glasgow Society re-launches
The New Glasgow Society, an organisation established in 1965 in reaction to council plans to route the M8 through the city, is to be re-launched.

Though preservation of Glasgow’s historic building stock is an important part of the group’s function the society is also keen to promote new projects which it regards as being beneficial to the city.

Though 46 years may have elapsed since the Society’s formative years present day members are no less keen to raise awareness of Glasgow’s latest ode to the motor car, the M74.

This will see an architectural competition launched for students of both Strathclyde and GSA’s architecture schools to look at the effects the motorway will have alongside a series of talks, visits and walking tours.

Simon Chadwick, an associate at Michael Laird Architects, said: “In recent years membership has dwindled somewhat, but we believe that now is the time to breathe new life into the Society. We have refurbished the existing shop/office unit into a small gallery space, built a new website and are in the process of editing and preserving the Society's extensive and fascinating archive.”

The re-launch will take place on Saturday, March 5 at 16:00 within NGS’s shop/gallery space at 1307 Argyle Street.

2 Comments

Dr Alison Mack
#1 Posted by Dr Alison Mack on 4 Jul 2014 at 21:16 PM
Was life member but realised not had any communications for 1-2 yrs. thought has disbanded but note from internet been relaunched.do I need to rejoin?
William Beckett
#2 Posted by William Beckett on 8 Jul 2014 at 12:35 PM
Hi I was wondering if you would like to support us st the garnethill community council in preventing Glasgow city council from wiping garnethill away and name it sauchiehall district taking away all its history I've made a statement to Glasgow now newspaper to be released tomorrow and have evening times tomorrow at 12 noon at garnethill park .
I look forward to your reply
Ccllr.bill Beckett
0141-248-8191

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