Friends & Funders & Awards

Restoration was undertaken by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, in partnership with Glasgow City Council and Glasgow Life.

Generous funding was provided by the following: The Architectural Heritage Fund, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Heritage Lottery Fund, Historic Scotland, Hugh Fraser Foundation, Landfill Communities Fund, Sylvia Waddilove Foundation, William Grant & Sons.

Friends of Kelvingrove Park

“The Friends of Kelvingrove Park are a charity who aim to protect the green space of the park and to maintain & enhance the architectural and environmental features in what is one of Glasgow’s oldest and most popular public parks”

“We are delighted at the successful conclusion to our local community’s long-running campaign to save the Bandstand and restore it for future generations. We would like to thank all at Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, the funders and the contractors for doing a great job of the renovation.”


We’re a group of people who care passionately about the River and its wildlife and biodiversity. The River Kelvin is a place of unspoiled beauty in the heart of the city were fish have returned and its tree lined banks provide cover for dippers, kingfishers, cormorants, herons, many ducks and a wide variety of plants, many of them rare.

FORK organises all sorts of activities for other community groups, along the River and in Ha’penny Bridge House – FORK’s HQ on the Kelvin Walkway and continues to promote the Kelvin and it’s environment as an essential part of life for those who live by it, play by it and enjoy it.


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.


Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy.


Glasgow Life, the end user, will programme all events and activities at the venue from Autumn 2015.


Glasgow City Council, the building’s owner, have played a key role in delivering the redevelopment of this venue.



We are delighted that Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre received a ‘Highly Commended’ award in the Community Benefits category of the Scottish RICS Awards 2015. This award recognises excellent achievement in providing a facility, which directly benefits the local community. In particular, the project must illustrate its success through local community feedback.

Glasgow Institute of Architects

The Glasgow Institute of Architects Design Awards 2014

Winner: Design Award
Category: Conservation

Kelvingrove Bandstand and Amphitheatre
Page Park Architect


The Herald Property Awards for Scotland 2014

Commendation for Best Non-Housing Regeneration Project

the drum scottish design awards

The Drum Scottish Design Awards 2015

Last night at the Scottish Design Awards the bandstand picked up the award for ‘best re-use of an existing building’! It was the smallest scheme in the category with some strong competition so we are delighted with the accolade.