Active Communities

Maryhill Housing Association is committed to promoting Neighbourliness in Maryhill and Ruchill.  This has included the establishment of Neighbourhood Watches and a community cleanup in Maryhill Road involving staff and Board members.  We know that Neighbourhood Watch schemes are very popular.  They reassure people and help make communities safer.  If you are interested in finding out more about Neighbourhood Watch, our Customer Engagement Manager, Jamie Ballantine would be happy to chat. 

Recent Projects


MuralA GIANT mural which is all about Maryhill is helping local people celebrate Glasgow’s golden Commonwealth Games.

The stunning mural – featuring three children – also depicts aspects of the wonderful community that is Maryhill intricately interspersed within the artwork.

It was unveiled in time for the Games and is already becoming a much talked about landmark on busy Maryhill Road near the East Park area of Maryhill.

It was created thanks to a link-up between Maryhill Housing Association which owns the building where the mural has been painted and Glasgow 2014 which is keen to ensure there is a cultural legacy from the sporting spectacular.

The artist known as “Elph” has carefully featured aspects of community life into the piece with green spaces, the Forth and Clyde canal, tower blocks, and even broadened it out to include the famed annual Glasgow taxi drivers’ outing to Troon for youngsters.

Three children make up the main focus of the work reflecting the diversity and multi culturalism of modern-day  Maryhill.  There’s even a blue sky to celebrate what is turning out to be a sizzling Scottish summer!

The theme of the work was “identity” and Elph, who is Scottish, is among a number of hugely-talented international artists commissioned by Glasgow 2014 to create murals across the city.

Glasgow 2014 funded the project while it has been managed by Glasgow-based arts organisation Recoat which has wide experience of public arts projects.

Jamie Ballantine, Customer Engagement Manager at Maryhill Housing Association said: “This remarkable mural is a instantly appealing and is a much welcome addition to Maryhill Road.

“Maryhill Housing Association is delighted to have provided the tenement where this fabulous mural can now be seen. It brilliantly reflects the vibrancy of community life here and will undoubtedly be seen as an important part of the Commonwealth Games cultural legacy.”

*The latest mural follows two earlier ones featuring a panther and a Scotty dog created further along Maryhill Road earlier this year. They also proved an instant hit with the local community


Wall Mural

Pic of black panther              Scottie Dog

Maryhill and Summerston Community Council commissioned some excellent public art to cheer up this part of Maryhill Road. One of the murals is installed on one of our tenements. The big cat and the scotty dog were designed and painted by art pistol and rogue one graffiti. Funding was provided by Glasgow City Council Area Budget.


Paint it Black!

Newly painted railings

Thanks to the local residents who volunteered to help paint the handrail leading from Maryhill Road to Cumlodden Drive. Special thanks to John McCann and Paul Redmond who worked tirelessly. Also thanks to Glasgow City Council for renewing this pathway and giving us permission to paint the handrail. The pathway is looking great!



Clean Europe Day!

Local volunteers who have been helping to clean up Maryhill. Saturday 10th of May was Clean Europe Day. Glenavon Residents rolled up their sleeves and painted railings and handrails on their estate. We provided tools, paint and our staff also mucked in. We think they've done a great job.

NB: These railings belong to Glasgow City Council and there are no plans to paint these at present. We support local voluntary action to brighten up local communities.






Bob Doris helping out


Thanks to Bob Doris MSP for showing his support for Maryhill Housing Association's Mop Up - part of Clean Europe Day. Pictured from Left to Right: Isabella McTaggart, Bob Doris, Ann MacPherson and Jamie Ballantine.




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