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Roystonhill Spire – history of a landmark building

Discover the history of a landmark building and the park project inspired by it.
Roystonhill Spire is the only remaining part of Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church, built 1866 – which featured glass by Cottier and Morris, and sculptures by Mossman. This tour aims to give a flavour of what was one of the most beautifully decorated churches in Scotland, and explains how the Spire was saved to become the centrepiece of a park.

We will be using a fantastic app called Guidigo to present our tours. Guidigo is free to download and makes exploring the city easy and fun!

​​HOW TO:​

​1. ​Download the Guidigo App on your phone.

2. Search in the app for the name of the trail or Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival.

3. You can also click the ‘Visit this Trail’ link to view the trail on your browser.

Other Information


Nearest Train and/or Subway: The Spire is served directly by McGill’s bus number 329. The nearest railway stations High Street and Alexandra Parade are around 1 mile away
Parking: Yes


Physical Access to Building: Fully Accessible (access to all areas without trouble, including for someone using a wheelchair or mobility scooter)