The Friends of Southern Necropolis have just launched a crowdfunding project through MyParkScotland to raise £12,500 for repairs to the Southern Necropolis gatehouse.

Southern Necropolis gatehouse is unique and iconic, designed by prominent architect Charles Wilson and built in 1848. The A Listed building has survived two world wars, the redevelopment of the surrounding Gorbals area, and the demolition of two nearby high-rise flats on Caledonia Road. However, the present condition of the gatehouse roof has contributed to water entering the building, and if allowed to continue, will lead to further damage and deterioration of the stonework and structure.

Funds are needed to halt this damage and repair the roof, so the Friends of Southern Necropolis have launched their fundraising on MyParkScotland. MyParkScotland is Scotland’s only crowdfunding platform specifically for parks and greenspaces, which allows everyone to contribute to local projects which matter to them. With MyParkScotland, donations can have Gift Aid added, and this ‘extra funding’ will go towards building an endowment fund for Scotland parks – helping to safeguard our national treasures for future generations.

Restoration of the gatehouse will benefit the local community many of whom have shown appreciation for the historical and educational assets of the gatehouse, with the strong focus on its future restoration and reuse as a special resource for the community, and visitors to the Gorbals.

For details of the Southern Necropolis Gatehouse project on MyParkScotland and to donate, visit