Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust

Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust

At a glance


  • Local / community
  • Museums / heritage

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To paraphrase - our objectives are:-

  • To preserve, for public benefit, the historical and architectural heritage of the area
  • To provide social welfare facilities for recreation and other leisure activities,
  • To advance education through promotion of the arts,
  • To relieve poverty among the local community,
  • To provide/promote employability training,
  • To relieve/facilitate unemployment,
  • To promote and protect the wellbeing and physical health of the local community,
  • To help young people to develop their capacity as individuals and citizens;
  • To relieve the needs of sufferers, carers and families regarding mental/physical disability, illness/impairment, old age, substance abuse etc.
  • To support other initiatives for the benefit of the community within the area.


(a) To establish, maintain, develop and/or operate a centre or centres (which will include Maryhill Burgh Halls and may extend to other buildings (existing or to be constructed) within the Operating Area) providing facilities for educational and cultural activities, training activities, leisure pursuits, and accommodation for community groups and for public sector agencies which provide services of benefit to the community, and which include childcare facilities and a cafe.

(b) To advise in relation to, prepare, organise, conduct and/or support training courses, and educational and training events and activities of all kinds.

(c) To design, prepare, publish and/or distribute information packs, leaflets, books, newsletters, magazines, posters and other publications, audio and video recordings, multimedia products and display materials, and to create and maintain a website or websites

(d) To promote, operate, coordinate, monitor and/or support other projects and programmes (which may include workspace projects) which further the aims of the company

(e) To provide information, advisory, support and/or consultancy services which furthers the aims of the company

(f) To liaise with local authorities, central government authorities and agencies, local enterprise companies, charitable/community benefit bodies and others, all with a view to furthering the aims of the company.

(g) To carry on any other activity which may be advantageously carried on in connection with any of the objects of the company.

(h) To promote companies whose activities may further one or more of the above objects, or may generate income to support the activities of the company, acquire and hold shares in such companies and carry out, in relation to any such company which is a subsidiary of the company, all such functions as may be associated with a holding company.

(i) To acquire and take over the whole or any part of the undertaking and liabilities of any body holding property or rights which are suitable for the company’s activities

(j) To purchase, take on lease, hire, or otherwise acquire, any property or rights which are suitable for the company’s activities

(k) To improve, manage, develop, or otherwise deal with, all or any part of the property and rights of the company

(l) To sell, let, hire out, license, or otherwise dispose of, all or any part of the property and rights of the company (m) To lend money and give credit (with or without security) and to grant guarantees and issue indemnities

(n) To borrow money, and to give security in support of any obligations undertaken by the company, in support of any obligations undertaken by the company or in support of any guarantee issued by the company

(o) To employ such staff as considered appropriate for the proper conduct of the company’s activities, and to make reasonable provision for the payment of pension and/or other benefits for members of staff, ex-members of staff and their dependents.

(p) To engage such consultants and advisers as are considered appropriate from time to time.

(q) To effect insurance of all kinds (which may include officer’s liability insurance).

(r) To invest any funds which are not immediately required for the company’s activities in such investments as may be considered appropriate (and to dispose of, and vary, such investments).

(s) To establish and/or support any other charitable body, and to make donations for any charitable purpose falling within the company’s objects.

(t) To take such steps as may be deemed appropriate for the purpose of raising funds for the company’s activities.

(u) To accept grants, donations and legacies of all kinds (and to accept any reasonable conditions attaching to them)

(v) To oppose, or object to, any application or proceedings which may prejudice the company’s interests (w) To enter into any arrangement with any organisation, government or authority which may be advantageous for the purpose of activities of the company, and to enter into any arrangement for co-operation or mutual assistance with any charitable body.

(x) To do anything which may be incidental or conducive to the furtherance of any of the company’s objects

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