Bringing old buildings back to life

Working to rescue, repair and restore Glasgow's architectural heritage


Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is a charity that works to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate historic buildings at risk across the city. We work in partnership with others to give redundant buildings a new purpose and return them to their communities.

“...during the course of a building preservation project, not just the stonework and the roof gets
repaired, but also people’s hope, purpose, identity, community spirit, optimism and courage to take
control of their future...”
Liz Davidson, Principal : City Design, Glasgow City Council


The Trust also organises the annual Glasgow Doors Open Day in September, which celebrates and promotes the city’s rich built heritage. The event sees over 100 buildings and sites open their doors for anyone to visit, along with an extensive programme of walks, talks, tours and much more – all for free!

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Featured Image Launch of new Kelvingrove Bandstand heritage website

Launch of new Kelvingrove Bandstand heritage website

GBPT in partnership with Glasgow Life are thrilled to launch the Kelvingrove Bandstand & Amphitheatre heritage website . Thanks to funding from the HLF the website documents the architectural, social and cultural history since its construction in the 1920s right up to the Summer Season 2015.

Featured Image Kelvingrove Bandstand Final Fling!

Kelvingrove Bandstand Final Fling!

Just before you pack your bags for the new school term – come down to the Bandstand for a whole day of FREE Final Fling fun! Grab your snacks, come dressed for our ever changing weather and join in the fun on Tuesday 11th August, before heads down, thumbs up for school.

Featured Image Kelvingrove Bandstand - Share your views!

Kelvingrove Bandstand - Share your views!

As the season draws to a close, we are keen to hear your views on the Bandstand and what you like or think can be improved. Please spare 5 minutes to complete our online survey here. Many thanks! And remember there is still time to catch a few more performances if you are quick . . .