Local group captures a little bit of history thanks to Glasgow Airport
31 May 2012
A local heritage group will now be able to showcase the rich history of Milngavie, thanks to a £2,000 cash injection from Glasgow Airport’s Flightpath Fund.
Friends of Milngavie Heritage Centre will use the airport’s £2,000 donation to purchase exhibition stands and displays to promote the history of the town.
The group consists entirely of volunteers who seek to promote, showcase and safeguard the local history and heritage of Milngavie and its surrounding areas.
To make the exhibitions accessible to the general public, the stands and displays will be available for viewing in the former court room in Milngavie Town Hall – the centre has recently been granted shared occupancy of the room. In addition to the general public, local schools will be encouraged to visit the exhibitions.
Craig Martin, head of HR at Glasgow Airport, added: “Friends of Milngavie Heritage Centre is a great example of a community working together to promote the local history of the town. To do so, in such a public way is a fantastic idea and demonstrates a terrific sense of community. I am sure the exhibitions will prove extremely popular with residents of all ages.”
Andrew Summers, Treasurer of Friends of Milngavie Heritage Centre, said: “We thank Glasgow Airport for its generous donation. The funding will give a big boost to the heritage centre and allow more people to learn about the history of Milngavie and the surrounding area.”
Glasgow Airport is committed to supporting good causes within the community and would be delighted to hear from local charities and community groups working in the field of sport, environment and economic regeneration are encouraged to contact the Flightpath Fund.