Scotland’s Maryhill Burgh Hall with World’s First Ever Interactive Stained Glass Window
Maryhill Burgh Halls, Glasgow reveals the world’s first ever interactive stained glass window. You can scan the 2D barcode in the window using a smartphone, and you are taken to a webpage explaining the designs and given information about the glass.
While the new glass is as modern as it can be, stained glass in Maryhill has a long history to narrate. It was in 1878, the then Burgh commissioned twenty stained glass windows to showcase the trades and industries of Maryhill. They were designed by the artist Stephen Adam, and have become known as the crown jewels of Maryhill. The Scotish Tours to the area can get you into the detailed historic experience of Maryhill Burgh Hall and around.
In 2010, Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust decided to commission ten new stained glass windows, to celebrate the completion of the multi-million pound restoration of the Halls. It has designed with the input and ideas of over 200 local people.
The restored Halls recaptures the splendid historic beauty of this treasured building, and provides the local community with a modern public hall, a cafe and heritage exhibition space, 11 offices, a commercial and community recording studio, nursery, and meeting rooms, all situated around an outdoor courtyard.