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Happy Birthday Barrowland Park: Guest blog by Fans of Barrowland Park

Thanks Glasgow Music City Tours for inviting us to write this blog. We’re Fans of Barrowland Park, a community group campaigning to save the park.

If you haven’t been yet (and if not what have you been doing with your time..?), Barrowland Park sits a few hundred metres along from the Barrowland Ballroom, in the East End of Glasgow. Previously derelict land, the site was transformed in 2014 into an open green space, with the Album Pathway at its heart.

This artwork, created by Turner Prize-nominated artist Jim Lambie, lists many of the performers who have appeared at the Barrowland, with the bands and the dates of their gigs portrayed as the colourful spines of rows of LPs.

The park attracts tourists and music lovers from all over Glasgow and much further afield.

But it’s a temporary development, with the site designated for residential use. We think the park should stay as it as and we’d love your support.

If you’d like to get involved here’s what you can do:

  • Like our Fans of Barrowland Park Facebook page
  • Follow @BarrasParkFans
  • Tweet a photo of yourself in the park with the hashtag #SaveBarrowlandPark
  • Get in touch if you’d like to find out more

In the meantime, we’re celebrating the park’s fourth birthday, and just look who’s been sending birthday wishes…


Jim Lambie, Alex Kapranos, BMX Bandits, Belle and Sebastian, Mogwai,

The Bluebells, Bruce Findlay, Billy Sloan, Del Amitri, James Grant, Rab Noakes,

          The Pastels,  Sacred Paws, Joe McAlinden, Ela Orleans, Gerry Love,

          Francis Macdonald, Traceyanne Campell, Scott Paterson, Emma Pollock,

Stewart Henderson,  Alun Woodward, Paul Savage, Michael Rooney, Douglas Hart,

Eugene Kelly, Fiona Shepherd, Nicola Meighan, Vic Galloway, Halina Rifai,

Stuart Cosgrove, David Belcher, Tenement TV, Podcart,

Chemikal Underground, Creeping Bent, Fuzzkill Records, Fox Star Records,

St Luke’s and the Winged Ox, Bloc, Nice n’ Sleazy, The 13th Note, Soul Bowl,

Thank Funk It’s Friday, Mono, Stereo, The Flying Duck, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut,  

Gill Maxwell & the team at the Scottish Music Centre, Jill Rodger-Glasgow Jazz Festival

Craig Tannock, Chris Leslie,

Edinburgh Music Tours, Glasgow Music City Tours.