The Townhead Square Community Space is a tribute to what can happen in communities when everyone comes together and works for a community goal.
Using funding from Scotland Loves Local and Your Kirky, the square was redesigned to give the community a place to sit, relax, have a chat or a rest! Please feel free to enjoy it!
It’s designed not only to be a place of relaxation but also to pay homage to some of Kirkintilloch’s rich heritage – the regenerated Phone Box recognising the historical importance of Kirky’s Iron Foundries; and the olive trees(which do produce olives) remembering the time when Kirkintilloch stood at the frontier of the Roman Empire.
More information on the Phone Box project can be found on the phone box itself or here.
The boards installed at the far side of the square are part of wider projects delivered by Your Kirky.
The Rainbow Of Hope was created with local school children and originally installed in Regent Gardens in December 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. More information on the project can be found here.
The larger iconic images of Kirkintilloch are created using individual photos taken by members of the community in Spring 2021 during the Covid-19 pandemic. The project aimed to document ‘Our Lives In The Time Of Covid’, asking people to capture images of things that helped them or gave them hope during this difficult time. More information on the project can be found here.
With many thanks to everyone who worked with Your Kirky to deliver and maintain this project:
Caulders Garden Centre
Kenwil Print And Design
Scotlands Towns Partnership
East Dunbartonshire Council
Kirkintilloch Baptist Church