Location: North Glasgow
Venue: Maryhill Locks
Dates: 04 October 2008 to 04 October 2008
A Celebration of Maryhill, its Canal and its People. This special event encouraged public support for artist Andy Scott’s latest engineering design of a giant steel sculpture, known as the ‘Maryhill BigMan’, which will act as a footbridge at Stockingfield Junction.
Visitors enjoyed performances from Tam White and The Shoestring Band, The Gutty Slippers, Punjabi No 1 and X-Factor finalist Nikitta as well as a selection of water and land based activities on the Forth & Clyde Canal while finding out about the local area’s history and plans for its future.
The day ended in spectacular fashion with the ‘burning’ of a structure of the Big Man, produced by Scottish artist Ewan Hunter in collaboration with Scott Associates.
Bringing the ‘Big Man’ event to life was a partnership between The Waterways Trust Scotland, Glasgow Canal Regeneration Partnership (British Waterways Scotland, Glasgow City Council, ISIS), Cube Housing, Glasgow Housing Association, Queen’s Cross Housing Association, Sustrans Scotland and Maryhill Housing Association. It was supported by Diageo.