A bid to save a historic school building in Pollokshaws has been backed by the family of the school’s founder, and has been praised by the local MP.
The backing came following a meeting in the House of Commons between the grandson of Sir John Maxwell, Donald Maxwell, and Stewart McDonald MP, whose Glasgow South constituency contains the Sir John Maxwell school.
The Sir John Maxwell School has lain derelict since its closure in 2011, but the Donald Maxwell has said he looks forward to seeing what plans come forward to ensure a use is found for the iconic building, and commended the local community in their bid to save the school.
Donald Maxwell, grandson of Sir John Maxwell, said:
“We are delighted to support the initiative to try and find a use for the school opened by my grandfather, Sir John Maxwell in 1909.
“We commend the local community for their endeavours to save this building from demolition, and we look forward to seeing what support Glasgow City Council bring forward - as the organisation currently responsible for the building – in order to find a use for this iconic building.”
Stewart McDonald MP said:
"Sir John Maxwell school in Pollokshaws is an iconic part of Glasgow’s history - a building I’ve been determined to save and that is at the heart of many fond Glaswegian memories.
"I was pleased that the Maxwell family met with me and back efforts to save the building."