Serving as a memorial to the 29 Calton Weavers who where killed in a workplace tragedy it is also a fitting historical monument with a modern day purpose.
Calton has long been an area in serious need of investment and new facilities and this centre will fulfil that role, helping people with learning for the future.
The opening has only come about thanks to the determination of those who fought hard over many years to see it happen.
Struggles over finding land and premises has eventually paid off with a centre that will be used by people of all ages for recreation and learning.
It may be in memory of the Calton Weavers, but it is also a testament of the fighting spirit that is very much alive and kicking in communities across Glasgow as the Evening Times witnesses and celebrates in our Community Champion awards.
It may have taken several years to see the centre funded and built but it will provide many more years worth of service to the people of Calton.
Well done to everyone who worked to ensure the creation of the Calton Heritage Learning Centre.