Linked via Light - Westburn Viaduct - Bridge lighting project

Tollcross Housing Association, Glasgow City Council and other stakeholders from Glasgow and South Lanarkshire have been working with Collective Architecture to develop lighting proposals for Westburn Viaduct.  The project, known as ‘Linked Via Light’, aims to work with young people to develop lighting designs to illuminate the bridge.  The railway bridge has not been in use for a number of years and has since become derelict, vandalised and structurally unsafe.  It is hoped that the lighting project can regenerate the image and perceptions of the bridge and its immediate surroundings, making it into a positive landmark for both Carmyle, Westburn and surrounding communities.

A number of young people from Bannerman, Trinity and Cathkin Secondary Schools, have been involved in the project and have participated in design workshops. The workshops asked that young people worked in cross-community teams, ensuring dialogue between students from both communities working together to improve their shared landmark.  

The young people have come up with a number of exciting ideas which could transform the appearance of the derelict bridge by exploring different ways to light up the bridge including using different colours, patterns and projections. The project is ongoing with a number of events still to come, it is hoped it will serve to highlight the potential productivity of different schools and communities working together.

A visualisation of the current proposal is given below.  We continue to be interested in receiving feedback so please get in touch either by completing the questionnaire or contacting us directly at

Please use the navigation bar below to view images from the previous workshops and lighting trial.
The lighting trial was organised and facilitated by Northern Light.