Maryhill Cross/Kelvin Cross

In 1790, the Kelvin Aqueduct was built, a 120m long structure stretching across the banks of River Kelvin 20m in the air. This crossing is one of the major structures of the Forth and Clyde Canal, and its construction marked the linking of the East and West of Scotland. Maryhill owes its existence to the canal. This great piece of infrastructure allowed Maryhill to boom, growing out of its rural origins into a vibrant, active community. As time moved on, new and faster forms of transportation brought change to the life in Maryhill . This piece depicts the day-to-day movement of people, transportation, and landscape, mapping this change across three different time periods: 1860, 1950 and 2020.


GIFF 1: 1860

GIFF 2:1950

GIFF 3: 2020


Key Themes: Day-to-day Movement, Glasgow’s Crosses, Water Infrastructure