Roads & Records - Glasgow's Motorways
Evening talk in Edinburgh on 06 June 2019 about the Glasgow Motorway Archive
Glasgow has more miles of urban motorway than any other UK city, and it has many unique engineering and architectural features. To explore this heritage, Stuart Baird, a professionally qualified civil engineer, working within the Scottish highways sector, founded the Glasgow Motorway Archive, an independent, non-profit organisation dedicated to the preservation of records relating to the planning and construction of the city’s motorways and major roads.
In an evening talk on Thursday, 06 June 2019 at 18:00, at the Wee Red Bar, Edinburgh College of Art, Stuart will introduce us to Glasgow's motorway system and the founding and development of the archive. Doors will open at 17:45. The venue has a reasonably priced bar, accepting cards and cash, at which you can purchase drinks before and after the talk. We will close the event at 19:30.
You can book tickets at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/docomomo-scotland-8022666286 for the price of £6. Concessions at £ are available for Docomomo members and students and staff of the University of Edinburgh.
Scotland's national chapter of Docomomo International, the international committee for documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighbourhoods of the modern movement. We campaign for the documentation and conservation of Scotland’s 20th century architectural heritage. If you would like to learn more about Docomomo and their activities, please visit their website http://www.docomomoscotland.org.uk/.