Friends of Provan Hall

Friends of Provan Hall Promoting the History and Heritage of Provan Hall House and Gardens

Seven Lochs Wetland Park
06/11/2019
Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Still a few places left on our photography workshop! Provan Hall in the winter sun - an opportunity 4 some gr8 shots & a chance 2 add 2 pre-refurbishment photographic archive 4 the house! Free but please book http://bit.ly/7lochs @PLATFORMgla @myparkscot @FriendsofProvan

31/10/2019

Now the Halloween Walk is finished onto the Christmas planning. 14 December 2019, 11am until 3pm ........more to follow!

30/10/2019

Hope you all had a good night at the Halloween walk. Would love to see your photos. Thanks to all that attended

30/10/2019

Looking forward to tonight’s Halloween Walk in the Woods. Weather forecast is to be cold and dry. The walk will be in wooded area so remember to wear clothes and shoes for outdoor. The first walk will leave after 6pm and last walk at 8pm. There will be coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate/ Crisps/ kids drinks on sale at Provanhall House. Looking forward to seeing you there.

“Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” Keep your eyes peeled for the ghoulish and witchy so...
28/10/2019

“Double, double, toil and trouble; Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.” Keep your eyes peeled for the ghoulish and witchy soul that this cauldron will conjure this Wednesday night on our Halloween Walk in the Woods! Walk will be leaving from Provanhall House 6pm until 8pm 🎃

Enjoying the view earlier while doing the last little bits of our planning for the Halloween Walk in the Woods on Wednes...
27/10/2019

Enjoying the view earlier while doing the last little bits of our planning for the Halloween Walk in the Woods on Wednesday! 🎃

Seven Lochs Wetland Park
18/10/2019

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Get ready 4 Halloween w/ our spooktacular free & #familyfriendly events! Sun 27 Oct 1–3pm Witch & Wizard Workshop & then explore our enchated forest Wed 30 Oct 6- 8pm bit.ly/whatson7lochs @FriendsofProvan @PLATFORMgla @FARE_Scotland @TEasterhouse @NorthernCorrid1 @TrustConnect

15/10/2019
Thriving Places Easterhouse
10/10/2019

Thriving Places Easterhouse

Free Healthy Cooking on A Budget Course.. starting Tuesday 22nd October - Mornings or Afternoons.

Pavillion, Aberdalgie Road, Easterhouse

Axis Health Hubs

Enchanted Forest WalkWednesday 30th of OctoberDress up in your guising costume and join us to explore our Enchanted Fore...
04/10/2019

Enchanted Forest Walk
Wednesday 30th of October
Dress up in your guising costume and join us to explore our Enchanted Forest!
Venue: Provan Hall House, Auchinlea Road, G34 9NJ
Time: 6 - 8pm
Booking: No booking required - just pop along!
Contact: [email protected]

Directory to noblemen and gentlemen's seats, villages, etc., in Scotland ...1857. Reston Mather who owned Provanhall is ...
03/10/2019

Directory to noblemen and gentlemen's seats, villages, etc., in Scotland ...1857. Reston Mather who owned Provanhall is listed on it. His brother Robert is listed at Budhill.

Another great day! Over the weekend we had 453 visitors that attended. A big thank you to all that came as without you i...
22/09/2019

Another great day! Over the weekend we had 453 visitors that attended. A big thank you to all that came as without you it would not be a success. A massive thank you to all the volunteers and the ones who ran the demonstrations etc. Once again you all did a great job. Please feel free to post any photos or videos you have taken over the weekend and hope you all had a great time

22/09/2019

Tina doing “Brave The Shave”

22/09/2019

Good morning everyone. Day 2 of the Provanhall Doors Open Day from 11am to 4pm. Weather not as good as yesterday, but will stay dry with ninja showers. Come along and join in the fun. Tours of the house, play Provanhall Minecraft, try your hand at Stone Art, medieval kitchen , children’s games, Hunt the medieval animals etc. At 2pm see the medieval cook have their hair shaved in aid of MacMillan Brave the Shave. Hope to see you there.

21/09/2019

Had a great day today. Thank you all for attending. Back tomorrow from 11am until 4pm

Having a great time in this glorious weather. Here until 4pm and tomorrow from 11am to 4pm
21/09/2019

Having a great time in this glorious weather. Here until 4pm and tomorrow from 11am to 4pm

Having a great time in this glorious weather. Open until 4pm today and 11am until 4pm tomorrow
21/09/2019

Having a great time in this glorious weather. Open until 4pm today and 11am until 4pm tomorrow

21/09/2019

Not long now until the Open Days weekend event starts. Looks like a lovely day, so remember to wear sun cream. Looking forward to seeing you between 11am to 4pm

20/09/2019

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Provanhall House , Easterhouse (behind Glasgow Fort Shopping Centre) Doors Open Weekend. Saturday 21 and 22 September from 11am to 4pm each day. Free event with activities for all. Looking forward to seeing you there.

Getting ready for Doors Open Day Weekend that begins tomorrow at 11am until 4pm, Saturday and Sunday ! This is a free ev...
20/09/2019

Getting ready for Doors Open Day Weekend that begins tomorrow at 11am until 4pm, Saturday and Sunday ! This is a free event. Hope to see you all there and hopefully this weekend is as lovely as today! #GlasgowDoorsOpenDay #ProvanHallHouse

12/09/2019

On the 12 September 1241 King Alexander II granted to the bishops of Glasgow (The Bishop at the time was Bishop William de Bondington) the lands of Barlanark and others in free forest.

(The Bannatyne Club, 1843, Registrum Episcopatus Glasguensis Vol 1, Entry 180)

#onthisday in 1986, restoration of Provan Hall was underway once more.  The aim was to restore the buildings, make suita...
23/08/2019

#onthisday in 1986, restoration of Provan Hall was underway once more. The aim was to restore the buildings, make suitable lodgings for a caretaker and his family and create a museum, tea room and community space. Photo courtesy of The Evening Times.

22/08/2019
Connect Community Trust

Connect Community Trust

Would you be interested in a local ELECTRIC CAR CLUB being set up?

We are looking in to the possibility of setting up an electric car hire in Wellhouse and Provanhall (potentially also with other community groups /housing in the Easterhouse area i.e. Blairtummock/Rogerfield etc..).

The purpose is to provide access to local people 7 days a week. Providing an alternative to people having to buy a car that they don't use all the time or can't afford to buy/insure etc.. and of course for environmental reasons.

More information will follow but at this stage we are just looking to find out initial interest for us to move it forward. All comments/questions welcome but please vote below and share with any friends/family/neighbours locally. Thanks

We've got a great line up of activities planned for this year with something for all ages.  Part of Glasgow Doors Open D...
22/08/2019

We've got a great line up of activities planned for this year with something for all ages. Part of Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival

For this years #WorldPhotographyDay thought we would share some photos from our archive covering community events at the...
19/08/2019

For this years #WorldPhotographyDay thought we would share some photos from our archive covering community events at the house over the past few decades :-D

The new bench is now at the tree of tranquility at Provanhall House . What a beautiful bench to sit on and gives family ...
16/08/2019

The new bench is now at the tree of tranquility at Provanhall House . What a beautiful bench to sit on and gives family somewhere nice to sit, reflect the loss of a very special loved one. Thanks to all who have donated.

Here it is ... our beautiful Glasgow bench at our Tree of Tranquillity site in Provan Hall 🦋

£1038.75 to go to purchase the bench for Provanhall
04/08/2019
Bench for the Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity

£1038.75 to go to purchase the bench for Provanhall

The SiMBA Tree of Tranquillity is a stunning life sized copper sculpture where each leaf added honours a baby who has died. The Glasgow Tree stands in the beautiful grounds of Provan Hall, we are raising funds for a new bespoke bench to be installed.

Just under £1,200 to go to purchase this beautiful bench at Provanhall for the families who have had a baby gone too soo...
31/07/2019
Friends of Provan Hall

Just under £1,200 to go to purchase this beautiful bench at Provanhall for the families who have had a baby gone too soon somewhere to sit and reflect in the memory of their baby.

In the recent damage at Provanhall the SIMBA tree of tranquility bench was destroyed. These benches are important to families that had a baby born too soon as it gives them something to sit on while they spend important time reflecting. SIMBA is a charity which help people through the loss of their children. They wish to replace the bench with a bench that is made of metal which you can see in the picture of their appeal. These benches cost around £3000 each . Anyone that can help with donations to help them purchase a bench please click on the link below. Thank you

In the recent damage at Provanhall the SIMBA tree of tranquility bench was destroyed. These benches are important to fam...
22/07/2019
Bench for the Glasgow Tree of Tranquillity

In the recent damage at Provanhall the SIMBA tree of tranquility bench was destroyed. These benches are important to families that had a baby born too soon as it gives them something to sit on while they spend important time reflecting. SIMBA is a charity which help people through the loss of their children. They wish to replace the bench with a bench that is made of metal which you can see in the picture of their appeal. These benches cost around £3000 each . Anyone that can help with donations to help them purchase a bench please click on the link below. Thank you

The SiMBA Tree of Tranquillity is a stunning life sized copper sculpture where each leaf added honours a baby who has died. The Glasgow Tree stands in the beautiful grounds of Provan Hall, we are raising funds for a new bespoke bench to be installed.

So many amazing people in Easterhouse work hard and volunteer their own time to make our community a better place to liv...
18/07/2019

So many amazing people in Easterhouse work hard and volunteer their own time to make our community a better place to live, work and enjoy. Creating a place to call home and to raise our families. They help provide opportunities, housing and services we could only have dreamed of in the past. These people fight the negative stereotypes associated with our area, not looking backward but to the future. As usual a small minority ruin it for everyone else.

Unfortunately Provan Hall House and its gardens were targeted by sad individuals who have committed disgraceful acts of vandalism.

Our commonwealth bench has now been completely destroyed and removed.
3 Windows have been smashed in the old hall,
3 Doors have been smashed in the old hall,
The bench at The Simba Tree of tranquillity has had the slabs broken
Newly planted trees have been snapped
Areas where so many of us walk our dogs are covered in broken glass, bottles and other litter.

We will be working with our partners over the next few weeks to implement an action plan to ensure Provan Hall is safeguarded and those who seek to commit these acts are dealt with.

Seven Lochs Wetland Park
16/07/2019

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Date 4 ur Diaries!! Pop along 2 Glenboig Masonic Hall on 23 July 1-2pm 2 discuss the future of this fascinating site - more excavation? further historic investigation? some fresh interpretation? Lets hear ur thoughts and ideas! @GlenboigNH

Happy Birthday to King Robert I,The Bruce. Born 11th July 1274
11/07/2019

Happy Birthday to King Robert I,The Bruce. Born 11th July 1274

10/07/2019
Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Sorry everyone. Due to a weather warning of thunderstorms on the 11th of July we unfortunately have had to cancel Play Wild at Bishop Loch. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. @forestryls @PLATFORMgla @WellhouseHA @BlairtummockHA @RuchazieHA

Seven Lochs Wetland Park
05/07/2019

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Join us Sat 13 July 11-3pm #familyfriendly day of music & activities & discover amazing projects in ur area incl #Easterhouse community-owned solar energy initiative w/ @EnergyGlasgow, all things food w/ @GCFNetwork & loads more! @WellhouseHA @BlairtummockHA @ProvanhallHA

Something for the kids to do
04/07/2019

Something for the kids to do

Schools out so lets play out!!! Join us along w/ @forestryls Thurs 11 July at Bishops Loch Woodland 2 play wild making secret dens, natural art & magical trails. Pop- along! @WellhouseHA @PLATFORMgla @BlairtummockHA @FriendsofProvan @ProvanhallHA @GlasgowCC

From around the 1690s to 1730s brewing took place at Provan Hall by the toon’s Maltmen.  Members of the Maltman craft, s...
15/06/2019

From around the 1690s to 1730s brewing took place at Provan Hall by the toon’s Maltmen. Members of the Maltman craft, several generations of the Hamilton Family not only brewed here and used purpose built malt kilns but also served as administrators on behalf of Glasgow Burgh collecting rents, repairing houses and witnessing baptisms in the local farms.

Wouldn’t mind trying a wee Provan Hall Pint on this year's #NationalBeerDay🍻🍺

Between 1931 and 1933, Mr Reston Mather, a Mining Engineer, of the Northern Mining Co. Ltd., Room 264, 11 Bothwell Stree...
14/06/2019

Between 1931 and 1933, Mr Reston Mather, a Mining Engineer, of the Northern Mining Co. Ltd., Room 264, 11 Bothwell Street, Glasgow, which operated a grinding plant at Seabegs Mill, Bonnybridge. Seabegs Mill produced talc, French chalk and soapstone. Had the first talc mine in Scotland that operated by only one skilled miner with the assistance of unskilled labour. The talc-rock was conveyed from the mine to the shore, on the west side of Ardintoul Bay immediately south of Ardintoul, by a simple aerial ropeway operated by a wheel and a small petrol engine. The talc was taken away by coal boats returning south after delivering coal in the Loch Alsh area. The boats were beached and the talc was loaded by means of derricks. The last cargo of talc was lost when the boat conveying it south was wrecked at Skye.The remains of the wheel and the aerial ropeway and of a small petrol engine are still at the site of the workings. A steel rope is also still in place running downhill from the workings for a consideralbe distance. It is locally overgrown by grass where it has been lying on the ground on the gentle lower slopes of the hillside. No ropeway supports remain.
Below is a picture of the premise in Bothwell st and a newspaper report on the ship. Reston was big into minerals where William was the farmer and had Clydesdale horses which they won awards for and shipped to Canada

In 1911 we see Reston Mather who owned Provanhall House with his brother William. Reston is In Rushen, Isle of Man liste...
14/06/2019

In 1911 we see Reston Mather who owned Provanhall House with his brother William. Reston is In Rushen, Isle of Man listed as Barytes Mine Owner. He certainly branched out.

14/06/2019

Found in Mitchell Library.... John Buchanan who owned Provanhall House also had a partnership as a spirit dealer with a Mr Robert Arthur McClaws at 129 Gallowgate. Robert owed John £600 and you see letters from Robert and his son the debt being paid in instalments. In 1822 that is a lot of money! John Buchanan also has his foot in the coal business as there is paperwork for what was used in the mine . The Mathers James and Reston were in the coal/ fireclay business. They had Provanhall ( 8 tunnels), Cunchlie Bog which was later called Queenslie (9 tunnels) and another mine with 2 tunnels. Detailed paperwork showing what type of minerals in each mine. They certainly had branched out with their feet firmly in the east end of Glasgow

09/06/2019

Plans are underway for this years open days in September. Once published we will share.

Seven Lochs Wetland Park
03/06/2019

Seven Lochs Wetland Park

Calling all budding photographers! Join us at Hogganfield Park on Saturday June 15 to discovewr how to take the perfect wildlife shot. Book here bit.ly/7lochs

Did you know that Outlander was filmed at Provan Hall house. It was shown in the last three episodes of series 2! Here i...
30/05/2019

Did you know that Outlander was filmed at Provan Hall house. It was shown in the last three episodes of series 2! Here is one of the photos. #outlander #starz

27/05/2019

Will be starting to plan the Doors Open Days in September event soon... what would you like to see at the event?

Mr Provanhall himself - Stevie. Were you lucky enough to get a tour from him?
27/05/2019

Mr Provanhall himself - Stevie. Were you lucky enough to get a tour from him?

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