Glasgow has been here for thousands of years - literally!
It's the place closest to the coast where you could cross the Clyde without a boat so even before St Mungo and even before the salmon fishing village where the Gorbals now stands there were settlements on either side and a crossing.
By necessity it would have been a hospitable place with plenty for both the resident and the traveller to do - much as it is today: a vibrant, outgoing place with lots of interesting things to see, to do and to get involved in.
We have one great advantage over the early inhabitants - we have the history that was their present.

We hope you find the following links useful

Architecture & Art    Area Specific Links    Education    Entertainment    Family History    Glasgow Guides

History    Local Government Links    Libraries & Archives    Miscellaneous    Museums & Galleries    Newspaper Links

Photo & Video Archives    Religion    Rivers & Canals    Transport    Video Clips


 Architecture and Art  (back to top)

Andy Scott is responsible for some of the art installations along the M8 and in Glasgow.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)

The buildings at risk register. Maintained by the Scottish Civic Trust on behalf of Historic Scotland.

The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society website.

How Glasgow will evolve in the 21st century

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust was established to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate historic buildings of architectural merit which through neglect or abuse may otherwise be lost. The Trust makes a major contribution to Glasgow's regeneration through the preservation of its built heritage and organises the annual Doors Open Day event in Glasgow.

Glasgow architecture resource and forum

Information on the lives and work of the Sculptors, Carvers, Architects, Builders and Foundries who have contributed to making Glasgow a great and internationally renowned City of Sculpture.

The Alexander Thomson Society website.

Glasgow School of Art website

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association website

Scottish Arts Council website

This site aims to illustrate the diversity of Scottish urban architecture in Glasgow and Edinburgh

Up-to-date News stories and What's On events, as well as articles, interviews and constantly updated Buildings and Places pages featuring the latest  thoughts and developments happening across Scotland.

Friends of Glasgow West website


Area Specific Links  (back to top)

The Strathbungo Society official website.

Cart blanche is a voluntary group promoting the regeneration of the White Cart Water neighbourhoods along its most highly urbanised stretch of riverbanks, between Pollok House in Pollok Country Park and Holmwood House by the Linn Park, Cathcart.

Dennistoun Online, the community website serving the districts of Dennistoun, Milnbank, Reidvale, Wellpark, Haghill, Drygate and Ladywell in the East End of Glasgow.

East Glasgow Learning Network supported by Glasgow East Regeneration Agency, Glasgow Housing Authority and Glasgow Community Planning Partnership.

Glasgow East Regeneration Agency website.

A guide to the Merchant City.

Friends of Glasgow Necropolis website

A local directory serving the Southside of Glasgow.

Pat Byrnes’ community guide promoting the West End of Glasgow

A website for families and pals all over the world to share memories and photographs of Glasgow, particularly the East end and Bridgeton

Charlie McDonald’s website for Glaswegians born and bred in the city's east end,

Especially those from the Parkhead and Camlachie districts

Glasgow South East Regeneration Agency website.

The story of Grahamston and its role in Glasgow history.

The Friends of Provan Hall website

Hamiltonhill Residents Association.

Glasgows Merchant City.

Pollokshields website

Renfrewshire Local History Forum was formed in 1988 to act as an umbrella organization, bringing together all the societies in the county which have an interest in history or heritage.

Royston Road website

A web site dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of the historical and educational assets of the Southern Necropolis

A Community website serving the G41 postcode area in the southside of Glasgow, covering the communities of Dumbreck, Pollokshields, Shawlands, Strathbungo, Crossmyloof and Langside.

A Community website serving the G42 postcode area, including Govanhill, Crosshill, Toryglen, Mount Florida and Battlefield.

Govan community website

Drumchapel history website

The Clydebank Story tells the story of the town in words and pictures.

How the little fishing village on the banks of the Clyde became an industrial powerhouse

Official West End festival website


Education   (back to top) aims to raise the ambition and confidence of young people in state schools by highlighting the success of former pupils. The initiative draws attention to the achievements not only of high flyers, but also of individuals who may not be household names but who carry out a vital role in society

University of Glasgow library's Special Collections


Entertainment   (back to top)

A directory of theatres and halls, past and present.

Bob Bain’s Glasgow Empire Website

Glasgow Film Theatre website

Glasgow Barrowland and Barra’s market website.

A compilation and history of Glasgow cinemas

Scotland’s last surviving music hall website

A history and guide to Glasgow’s Theatre Royal

A website dedicated to recording and archiving historic cinema architectural heritage


Family History    (back to top)

Scottish genealogy website

Sources of study of Scottish life from the 18th and 19th centuries.

A site comprising UK-wide births, deaths, marriages and census records

Contains millions of cemetery records.

Information on family history resources and research in the UK, Ireland, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man.

General Register Office for Scotland, responsible for the registration of births, marriages, civil partnerships, deaths, divorces, and adoptions.

Glasgow and West of Scotland Family History Society website.

The official government source of genealogical data for Scotland. The site also contains statutory registers, census records and old parish registers.

Digitised records of surviving wills and testaments registered in Scottish commissary courts and sheriff courts from 1500 to 1901.

Scottish Genealogy website

The Scottish National War Memorial commemorates nearly 150,000 Scottish casualties in the First World War, 1914 - 1918, over 50,000 in the Second World War, 1939 - 1945 and the campaigns since 1945, including the Malayan Emergency, the Korean War, Northern Ireland, the Falklands War and the Gulf War.


Glasgow Guides    (back to top)

Incorporating the Encyclopaedia Alba.

A complete free human-edited directory and reviews guide to the best of business, service, accommodation and activity listings for the city of Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland.

A guide to hotels, accommodation and what’s on.

Pages of local information listing thousands of shops, restaurants and pubs.

A guide to going out in Glasgow

Old Glasgow Club former President and Librarian, Mrs Liz Smiths’ Glasgow website.

A what’s on and review website

City Councils’ what’s on guide

A directory of Scottish websites

Glasgow: Scotland with Style homepage


History    (back to top)

The BBC website which ties in with their Historic Scotland season.

Information on the history of Scotland including accounts of famous battles, stories of the Scottish regiments, and the general and social history of Scotland and the Scots.

Five books of Glaswegian stories from Robert Alison, 1892

Glasgow Archaeological Society website

East Glasgow history site – preserving the history of the eastern districts of Glasgow.

Scottish family tree website.

Edinburgh's local history society, concerned with all aspects of the city's history and development.

Over 13,000 Scottish-related regularly updated links

TheGlasgowStory tells the story of Glasgow in words and pictures



Local Government Links    (back to top)

Glasgow City Council

The Glasgow Community Planning Partnership (CPP) brings key public, private, community and voluntary representatives together with the aim of delivering better, more joined-up public services in the city.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Archives.

Culture and Sport Glasgow website

Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government.

Official Guide to the Homecoming 2009 events

National Trust for Scotland website

The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland

Scottish Tourist Board Website


Community Council Websites


Libraries and Archives    (back to top)

British Library online newspapers covering the 19thC including The Glasgow Herald and the stage paper The Era.

Glasgow Digital Library, an organised digital image collection.

University of Glasgow archive services

Glasgow’s Mitchell Library website

Information on workhouses in Glasgow

The National Archives of Scotland (NAS) website

UK Government Records website

National Library of Scotland website

Online repository of historical and old ordinance survey maps

Scottish Archive Network website

Information on Fife and Lanarkshire miners lives compiled from old reports, gazetteers and newspaper articles.

University of Glasgow library's Special Collections



Miscellaneous    (back to top)

Strathclyde Fire Brigade Preservation Group

Govanhill Baths Community Trust website

This site includes a description of a night in the museum of Transport.

Friends of Glasgow Parks website

Glickman’s Confectionary, established in 1903, is the oldest sweetie shop in Glasgow. This website describes the history of the business and lets you order your sweeties online.

The hidden side of Glasgow. Photo’s, images, history and forum.

TV presenter and previous club speaker Anita Mannings’s Great Western Auctions website.

Write your own story about Glasgow and you can illustrate it from TheGlasgowStory's collection of over 12,000 images

Information on the Yoker Distillery.

Vehicle & Walking Group Tours from Glasgow.

602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron website

The Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow website

A comprehensive, accurate and “up to date” guide of Scotch whisky and the Scotch whisky industry

The guide to the Southern Necropolis

The clockwork orange pubcrawl guide

This site was created and is maintained by Tom F. Cunningham, a vice-president of the UK-based Thunderbird North American Indian Society. Contains information on Buffalo Bill in Scotland.



Museums and Galleries    (back to top)

Comprises links to all museums in the Glasgow area

National galleries of Scotland website

National Museums of Scotland website

Summerlee, Museum of Scottish Industrial Life website



Newspaper Links    (back to top)


Photo and Video Archives    (back to top)

A glimpse of Old Glasgow dating back to 1855. Archive photo’s from the original collection of T & R Annan and Sons Ltd.

The old country houses of the old Glasgow gentry from T & R Annan’s archives

Scenes of Glasgow past and present

The Glaswegians Photo Archive is a record of Glasgow through photographs of its people - their lives, habits, quirks and cultures comprising images from 30,000 photographs taken between 1989 and 1992 by the Cranhill Arts Project.

Glasgow Photo Archive held in the Mitchell Library

Glasgow in Panorama (1907) taken in 1905 from the University tower by T. & R. Annan.

The Old Closes and Streets of Glasgow. Created between 1868 and 1871 as part of a commission from the City of Glasgow Improvements Trust, this collection of images of the working class areas of old Glasgow helped document the impoverished living conditions of the working class at the time.

Scottish Screen Archive is Scotland's national moving images collection. It preserves over 100 years of Scottish history on film and video


Religion    (back to top)

The Church of Scotland website.

A flavour of Cathedral life, past, present and future

Glasgow Churches Together was formed in 1988 as part of the Glasgow Garden Festival celebrations, and continues as an ecumenical forum and focus for activities.

Govan Old Parish Church website

Garnethill Synagogue website.

Pollokshields Churches Together was formed in the early 1960s and seeks to encourage, sustain and strengthen the common mission and witness of its member churches to the people of Pollokshields in Glasgow.

Holding over 800 years of documentary evidence of the Catholic Church in Scotland and the wider world, the Scottish Catholic Archives is a major resource for understanding Scottish and European history.

The official website of the United Diocese of Glasgow and Galloway

The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre aims to document and illustrate the religious, organisational, social, economic, political, cultural and family life of Jews in Scotland since the eighteenth century.


Rivers and Canals    (back to top)

Clydeport Authority website.

Glasgow’s river urban renewal project.

Forth and Clyde Canal Society website

Clyde Waterfront Regeneration webpage

The Tallship at Glasgow harbour web page

British Waterways Scotland website

The River Kelvin Angling Association website

Clydebank’s Titan Crane website

Official guide to canals, rivers and lakes


Transport    (back to top)

Information relating to Glasgow Corporation Tramways/Transport and it's successors, Greater Glasgow PTE, Strathclyde PTE, and Strathclyde's Buses Ltd.

Photo’s of the Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive (GGPTE) fleet.

Ian Semple and Alice Cormack's web pages containing information on Glasgow Corporation Transport 1871 to 1973


Video Clips    (back to top)

Montages of Old Glasgow Scenes

Queens Park from 1926

Jamaica St from 1901

Kelvingrove Park from 1926

John Brown’s Shipyard from 1926

Kilbarchan from 1926

A montage of Old Paisley images.

One of our favourite speakers, Colin Mackie tells the tale of the White Lady of the Southern Necropolis.