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2017: David Martin


In partnership with the Built Environment Forum Scotland.

MERCHANT CITY, one of Glasgow's most historic areas has experienced many changes in its time, so much so that on more than one occasion it almost disappeared from the face of the earth.  Its renaissance in more recent years has become part of the city's folklore - but the story is not over yet!  We will explore how we arrived at the present, and look at some of the issues for the future.

This lecture by architect and historian David Martin is part of a series of events which celebrate, in 2017,  the 50th anniversary of  both the inaugural meeting of the Scottish Civic Trust and the passing of the Civic Amenities Act 1967 which introduced the concept of conservation areas.

DAVID MARTIN was born and brought up in Glasgow, where he graduated in architecture in 1972.  After a period in London working for the Historic Buildings Division of Greater London Council, he returned to Glasgow to take up a post in the Planning Department there.  He functioned as the city's Building Conservation Officer for twenty years before taking early retirement in 1999, and since then has taught part time at various colleges and universities in the West of Scotland.  He is currently working on a series of books. 

This video was kindly created by Jim Hood of I-T-L: - specialists in capturing and re-presenting seminars or training courses.