The octagonal bandstand that stands at the centre of the Hall
Leys Park was made for the town by Lion Foundry, Kirkintilloch".
It is a "birdcage' style of bandstand built on a stone
platform. The large cupola roof is supported by eight slender columns
and both the balustrade and finial are made of wrought iron.
In the 1950s the bandstand underwent a transformation as screens
were put up, presumably to protect bands performing
in bad weather although it did not do much for the acoustics. However,
the screens have now been removed although the hooks they were
suspended from are still in place and the bandstand looks once
more like it originally did (see the recent photograph below).
There is a replica of, or the prototype for, Matlock's bandstand
in Kirkintilloch's Peel Park; the bandstand there was listed in
see About Matlock (Hall Leys section) for
a larger photo and more information