Made in Kirkintilloch Events and Exhibitions

The Heritage Centre and co-curated space at Kirkintilloch Town Hall hosts a variety of exhibitions and events throughout the year.  You can find details of these events below:


Canal Connections

2 March to 30 April 2020

This exhibition takes its theme from the ‘Year of Coasts and Waters 2020’.  It features paintings from East Dunbartonshire Council’s Civic Art Collection, and a selection of unique archives from the Kirkintilloch boat builders, J & J Hay, preserved by East Dunbartonshire Archives.

The J & J Hay records on display include records used in the running of the boat yard and their cargo shipping business. However we are also given a sense of puffers as creative inspiration. In amongst the technical and financial records we find a script of a radio play, a Puffers book in Swedish, and photos from the film set of The Maggie ‘starring’ one of Hay’s puffers in the title role.

Likewise the works selected from the Civic Collection have all been inspired by boats and waterways. 

To find out more about East Dunbartonshire Archives please visit the William Patrick.


Poster with ship image advertising Canal Connections exhibitions









Image of ship in dry dock

Opening Times

Monday to Thursday
10am to 4pm

Please note: The co-curated exhibition space may be closed for installation or de-installation of exhibitions. Please telephone Kirkintilloch Town Hall on 0141 777 3143 to check opening times if visiting outwith exhibition dates.