New Cupula and Wind Vane for Maryhill Burgh Halls.
Built in 1878, by renowned architect, Duncan McNaughtan, Maryhill Burgh Halls were the seat of municipal government prior to Maryhill became part of Glasgow.  
The octagonal cupula tower and wind vane were removed in 1980 for safety reasons and the Halls had lain derelict and been on The Buildings at Risk register for eight years until The Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust launched a £9.2 million restoration project to save the iconic Halls.
The new cupula, designed and made by specialist joinery contractors Hutton & Read Ltd is a reproduction of the original.  It is constructed from Douglas Fir and is covered with lead utilising the traditional methods and materials of the original cupula.
The cupula is crowned by a new wind vane made by Mike Johnson of P. Johnson & Company at Ratho Byres Forge.  A replica of the original weather vane, it has been crafted from stainless steel and gold leafed before being fitted to the Cupula and craned onto the roof of Maryhill Burgh Halls.
The restoration project, started in November 2009 is scheduled for completion in the summer of 2011.
Maryhill Burgh Halls, built in 1878 by Duncan McNaughtanCupula and wind vane being craned onto roof of Maryhill Burgh HallsCupula and wind vane in place, Maryhill Burgh HallsThe wind vane, crafted from stainless steel and gold leafedLead roof of cupula topped by wind vane