For as long as I’ve lived in Glasgow, I’ve always been fascinated by the City’s history, I love the architecture, culture and the diversity. This post is a photo essay of the Kelvingrove Bandstand depicting it’s neglect since the mid-90s. I took these images yesterday and its such a shame that this unique performance space has been abandoned, vandalised, and looking in a sorry state.
There have been ongoing discussions and suggestions of renovating the site, so the stand is restored to its former glory. However, nothing is yet to materialise. An interesting proposal is to redevelop it in time for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, especially with the Bowls tournament taking place within Kelvingrove Park beside the museum. Currently The Friends of Kelvingrove Park and Glasgow Building Preservation Trust are waiting to hear from Heritage Lottery Fund in March as to whether or not they’ll get past round 1 .
While the future of the stand is very uncertain, I can only hope something is done with it before it suffers anymore damage.