A petition has been launched following the news that Barrowlands Park in Glasgow is to be scrapped.
The £700,000 temporary leisure space, built on a gap site near Glasgow’s Gallowgate, contains the Barrowland ‘Album Pathway’ – a walkway constructed from facsimiles of the spines of long playing records, but marked with the dates that the bands listed played the nearby Barrowland Ballroom.
Creative Scotland commissioned Jim Lambie to construct the £35,000 piece of public art which lists the 2000+ acts that played at the Barrowland between 1983 and 2013.
Glasgow City Council have pointed out that the space was intended to be a temporary addition to the area for the Commonwealth Games, but have added that if the park is torn down and used for shops, the artwork will be rehoused elsewhere in the city.
A local man, Thomas McMahon, has set up a petition which you can sign to save the park here.