Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival: 12-18 September 2016

FREE festival getting you behind the scenes in Glasgow. Access to fascinating buildings, city tours, talks, children’s events and more! 12-18 September.
T: 0141 554 4411

House for an Art Lover – Empire Exhibition 1938 Tour


Walking Tour

Meeting Point: House for An Art Lover, Bellahouston Park, 10 Dumbreck Road

Step back in time to 1938 when Bellahouston Park hosted the Empire Exhibition, a colossal modernist celebration of industry, architecture and engineering which attracted 13 million visitors. Tour guide James Winnett will guide you around the park using archive material and digital imagery.

For six months in 1938 Bellahouston Park was transformed into a city of striking modernist architecture, wide boulevards, fountains and other stunning water features. At night the Exhibition shone like a beacon visible for miles around.

Empire Exhibition Tait Tower 2Although over 100 strikingly modern buildings were constructed, including the 300ft ‘Tait’s Tower’ which could be seen 100 miles away and the largest amusement park in Britain, there is little evidence today that such a remarkable vision of the future ever happened at all.

This walking tour will shed light on the sheer scale and ambition of the exhibition, examine some of the key buildings and provide an insight into the ideas of the architects who made it a reality. You will also visit the Palace of Art, the only remaining building from 1938 and will conclude the tour at House for an Art Lover’s Heritage Centre.

Number in Brochure (Heritage Walks & Tours): 22

Tour Times

Saturday 1.30pm & 3.30pm
Sunday 1.30pm

Advance Booking Essential

Booking will open 10am 24th August. Book via 0141 427 9557 or


Limited Disabled Access.

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Dumbreck Train Station/ Ibrox Underground

Parking: Car park available on site – free of charge

Summer Sessions: traffic, contacts and updates


Subscribe for updates

Resident Enquiry Line 0141 280 8144

Tues 16 – Thurs 25 August – 9am to 8pm
Fri 26 August – 8am to 1am
Sat 27 Aug – 8am to 1am
Sunday 28 – Wed 31 August – 9am to 6pm

Resident Enquiry Email

Outwith or if unanswered within 7 rings you can leave a voicemail. Please clearly state name, contact, location and enquiry. Goes to email address and responded to within 15mins while the line is active.

Criminal activity or anti social behaviour should be reported through 101. Please use 999 only in an emergency.

Buses 34 and 124 are diverted on 26th & 27th
0871 200 22 33
I will try get the exact information on these routes.

First Issued: Monday 22 August 2016


In order to accommodate the Summer Sessions, the following restrictions will be put in place


10:00hrs on the 26 August 2016 to 02:00hrs on the 28 August 2016

1. Mosspark Boulevard, between Dumbreck Road and Bellahouston Drive
2. Skene Road, for its entire length.
3. Ardo Gardens, for its entire length.
4. Hinshelwood Drive, between Skene Road and Broomloan Road.

22:30hrs to 00:00 on the 26 August 2016

1. Dumbreck Road, between Nithsdale Road and the Northbound M77 off Ramp to Dumbreck Road

2. M8 off Ramp (Westbound) Junction 23 to Dumbreck Road.

22:30hrs to 00:00 on the 27 August 2016

1. Dumbreck Road, between Nithsdale Road and the Northbound M77 off Ramp to Dumbreck Road

2. M8 off Ramp (Westbound) Junction 23 to Dumbreck Road.


08:00hrs on 26 August 2016 to 23:59hrs on the 27 August 2016

1. Dumbreck Square
2. Dumbreck Avenue
3. Dumbreck Place
4. Torridon Avenue West
5. Fleurs Avenue North
6. Fleurs Avenue South
7. Torridon Avenue East
8. Dargarvel Avenue North
9. Dargarvel Avenue South
10. Melfort Avenue
11. Torridon Avenue North
12. Erskine Avenue
13. Urrdale Road
14. Mosspark Boulevard at Dumbreck Road
15. Mosspark Boulevard at Bellahouston Drive
16. Bellahouston Drive at Mosspark Boulevard
17. Arisaig Drive
18. Alness Crescent
19. Jura Street
20. Dunellan Street
21. Morven Street
22. Barfillan Drive
23. Maryland Drive
24. Lora Drive
25. Corkerhill Place
26. Kirkdale Drive
27. Moness Drive
28. Ladybank Drive
29. Midlock Street
30. Cessnock Street
31. Harley Street
32. Elizabeth Street


16:00hrs on 25 August 2016 to 02:00hrs on 28 August 2016

1. Dumbreck Road, between Paisley Road West and Mosspark Boulevard both sides
2. Nithsdale Road, between Dumbreck Road and Fleurs Avenue both sides
3. Paisley Road West, between Dumbreck Road and Bellahouston Drive both sides
4. Bellahouston Drive, between Paisley Road West and Clunie Road both sides
5. Mosspark Boulevard, between Corkerhill Road and Dumbreck Road both sides


Diversions will be signed on street


DF Concerts – Stewart Arthur – 07795121461
TRAFFCOM Traffic Control Centre – 0141 287 6622
Michael Brady, Land and Environmental Services – 07949271068
Andrew Nicholson, Land and Environmental Services – 07785450237

The View from the Studio: Roger Wilson Preview

27 August at 14:00–16:00

Please join us for the Preview of Roger Wilson’s exhibition

Saturday 27 August, 2-4pm
Please RSVP by 26 August

Exhibition open daily 11am-4pm
28 August-2 October 2016

Artist Talk: Wednesday 14 September, 6-7:30pm
Weekened Masterclass: 17-18 September, 10am-4pm

Visit for more information

‘The view from the studio is not a privileged view, it doesn’t offer some sort of vantage point rather it is a mental space slightly to one side of the everyday with its numbing routines and absurdities.’

Roger Wilson 2016

Community clean-up – Saturday 2nd July 2016

We are looking for volunteers of all ages for our first Clean Up Day.

We will be concentrating on the area at the shops near swing park and the Square this time around but future clean ups will cover other streets. We will have all the necessary equipment including litter pick-ups, gloves and bin-bags.
DATE: Saturday 2nd July 2016
TIME: 11AM – 1PM
MEETING POINT:Shops – Mosspark Dr /Airth Dr


Please let us know if you are able to help as soon as possible. This allows us to relay the numbers back to the Environmental Task Force in order to get correct equipment and insurance.

Please Sign up on our Facebook event if you are able to join us.