LIFE in North Glasgow is to go under the spotlight in a new photography exhibition to mark the construction of a Maryhill bridge.

Stobhill snapper Brian Sweeney is the man behind the lens with his work now on display at the site of the Stockingfield Junction.

Showcasing the city’s canalside life, the project will be on display for six months.

Mr Sweeney said: “This project took a year to complete and I think it captures quite well the breadth of daily life that takes place along the canal across the seasons.”

The hoarding boards sectioning off the construction site to the new £12 million thoroughfare are being used to host the exhibition, which was commissioned by Scottish Canals.

Glaswegians chose all the photographs on display, with the images exploring the social geography, diversity, history, nature, recreation and everyday goings-on along the Forth and Clyde Canal.

Richard Millar, chief operating officer of Scottish Canals, said: “The ambitious Stockingfield Bridge project will complete a 20-year investment programme and close the missing link of active travel along the Forth and Clyde Canal, and we want to celebrate with the local community their sense of ownership of their canal and the construction of this exciting project.

“This outdoor exhibition is the first step in our art outreach program which will see locals having a say in how the project will incorporate their history and hopes over the next year.”

The new bridge – due to open in 2022 – will link the communities of Maryhill, Gilshochill and Ruchill.

Any local groups wishing to get involved in planning for the site’s longer-term artwork are advised to contact by email.