UPDATE: Filmmakers seek people to share memories of historic Maryhill Barracks

By Ellen Thomson at


For nearly one-hundred years it was home to the Army in the heart of Glasgow.

Now a team of young documentary makers wants to record people’s recollections of Maryhill Barracks.

Opened as Garrioch Barracks in 1872, the base dominated the area before it was decommissioned in the 1960s.

Maryhill Barracks

Event: the memory sharing event and interviews take place at Maryhill Burgh Halls

It was originally built to provide security for the city in the face of civil unrest as the industrial powerhouse exploded in size.

It is now home to the Wyndford housing estate.

Maryhill Burgh Halls is working in partnership with Cube Housing Association, North United Communities and Immersive Minds to uncover and celebrate the history of the barracks.

An event sharing event has been organised for this Saturday March 3 at the Burgh Halls, between 1pm and 3pm.

A Facebook post reads: “Do you have memories, stories, photographs or information about the Maryhill barracks to share?

“Come along to our memory sharing event to be interviewed by the young, budding film-makers of North United Communities who are creating a documentary about the barracks with Scrumptious Productions.


“If you’d like to find out more about this exciting project but don’t want to be interviewed for the documentary, drop-in for a cup of tea, view our collection of the barracks, view our film clips on loan from the Moving Image Archive, share your stories and find out more.”

The Building The Barracks project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project aims to delve into the history of the Maryhill barracks and uncover the stories of local people.

It will use creative ways – from online games to storytelling and exhibitions – to tell that story.

For more information and to sign up for an interview please email heritage@mbht.org.uk or call 0141 948 0700