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Kelvingrove Park Bandstand – January 2012

Due to the inclement weather at the turn of the year we were unable to muster a proper explore for some time so we instead opted for more of a site visit.

The Kelvingrove Park Bandstand was built in 1924 by the architect James Miller and was a popular venue due to its picturesque settings on the banks of the River Kelvin.

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand
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Passed by many a student, dog walker and jogger on a daily basis the Kelvingrove Park Bandstand is in grave need of some attention.

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand
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The roof of the bandstand is slowly rotting away with a number of holes gaining in size. A number of speakers added over the years still remain intact with their wires still running into the roof.

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand
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Even the benches are in need of some tender loving care with only a few remaining.

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand
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A lot of the original features remain on the bandstand such as the decorations surrounding the various windows overlooking the River Kelvin.

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand
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An ambitious campaign is running in order to restore the bandstand to its former glory and is supported by a few of Scotland’s home grown talent.

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand
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If the campaign does not win enough funding then we may see the gates closed forever on this historic part of Glasgow.

Kelvingrove Park Bandstand
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For more information on the campaign to save the Kelvingrove Park Bandstand visit the Friends of Kelvingrove Park website.

Thank you to ‘Derelict Glasgow’ for the much needed kick in the backside to go out and see this relic.

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  1. What a shame to see the bandstand in such a state of decay. I remember my parents telling me that when I was a baby there was an occasion when I would not stop crying. In despair, my father took me to hear the brass band playing in Kelvin Grove Park. Apparently I stopped crying and fell asleep within minutes of hearing the band playing a lively march!

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