More than 10,000 people have signed a petition in a bid to try and save the People’s Palace and Winter Gardens which currently face permenant closure. 

The Glasgow Green attractions are to shut at the end of the year over concerns for public safety.

Structural engineers have estimated that it would cost Glasgow City Council £7 million to bring the Victorian glasshouse up to an acceptable level of safety.

Primary safety issues stem from the Winter Gardens, which date back to 1898, but as the fire escape from the People’s Palace requires access to the glasshouse, it will also have to close.

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Following news of the threat to two of the city's major attractions a petition was launched on in a bid to help keep the spaces open.

Since it was started two days ago, the petition has gathered around 10,500 signatures - with more people signing by the second. 

The appeal reads: "Located on Glasgow Green, Scotland is a museum and glasshouse and was opened on 22 January 1898 by the Earl of Rosebery.

At the time, the East End of Glasgow was one of the most unhealthy and overcrowded parts of the city, and the People's Palace was intended to provide a cultural centre for the people.

"It was designed by the City Engineer, Alexander B. McDonald. At the opening ceremony Lord Rosebery stated: 'A palace of pleasure and imagination around which the people may place their affections and which may give them a home on which their memory may rest'. He declared the building 'Open to the people for ever and ever'.

"Glasgow City Council are legally obliged to maintain and keep open this gift to the poor of the city and all its people thereafter.

"This is not political. This is a reminder to Glasgow City Council that a vital piece of the city’s heritage, a free space for families, an educational resource for all cannot be allowed to go to ruin and be denied purely because it has been neglected."

A spokesman for Glasgow City Council told the Evening Times: “The Winter Gardens will unfortunately have to close at the end of this year, due to concerns about the safety of the structure beyond that point. We are currently working on options to allow the People’s Palace to remain open independently of the gardens.

"The aim is to secure a sustainable, long-term future for an iconic building in one of the city’s most loved spaces."

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