Society of Architectural Historians Annual International Conference in Glasgow

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are proud to partner with the Society of Architectural Historians for the SAH 2017 Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, June 7–11. All who share a passion for the history of the built environment are invited to take part in the conference’s paper sessions, roundtables, architecture tours, SAH Glasgow Seminar and more! Register at

The Society of Architectural Historians will host its 70th Annual International Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, from June 7–11, 2017. This is the first time that SAH has met outside North America in over 40 years! Meeting in Scotland’s largest city, world renowned for its outstanding architectural heritage, reflects the increasingly international scope of the Society and its conference. Architectural historians, art historians, architects, museum professionals and preservationists from around the world will convene to share new research on the history of the built environment. The Glasgow conference will include 36 paper sessions, eight round tables, an introductory address and plenary talk, 33 architecture tours, the SAH Glasgow Seminar, and more.

Event Details

Society of Architectural Historians

2017 Annual International Conference

June 7-11 | Glasgow, Scotland

University of Strathclyde, Technology & Innovation Centre


Society of Architectural Historians

Society of Architectural Historians



Remembrance Sunday – First World War Tour

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaking a tour on Remembrance Sunday (13th November between 1pm and 3pm)

Tour Guides, Annette Mullen and Scott Kerr, will take you on a tour of the Necropolis telling the stories of just some of the 155 people on our WW1 Roll of Honour who are either buried or commemorated within the Necropolis.

If you want to come along, and to avoid disappointment of the tour being fully booked, please book early by sending an e-mail to

Their Name Liveth For Evermore: Glasgow City Council’s First World War Project

On Friday 16th September 2016, we’ll be taking part a Diggin In event at Pollok Park.  The event starts at 11am.

This community event brings together people and organisations with an interest in the heritage of World War I, featuring:

  • displays and presentations showcasing the wide variety of WWI projects in Glasgow
  • a screening of the 1916 documentary film Battle of the Somme
  • exhibits, activities and living history demonstrations at the trenches
  • live music

For further information please visit:

This event is part of the DIGGING IN project – see

Doors Open Day Tours – Fully Booked

All of our Doors Open tours are fully booked but there are plenty of other tours available from now until Christmas.

Crowdfunding Appeal – Special Tour by Alexander Stoddard

Alexander Stoddart, internationally acclaimed Sculptor and the Patron of the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis is taking a tour of the Glasgow Necropolis this Saturday (27th August) at 3pm.

This is our final push for our Monteath Crowdfunding Appeal, and this extra special tour is being undertaken by Alexander Stoddart, who is doing so as our Patron to support this fundraising Appeal.This is a rare opportunity and we would encourage you, if possible, to be particularly generous with your donations.

Booking Information

Prior booking is essential
Please book by sending an e-mail to and put ‘Alexander Stoddart Tour’ in the subject.

To donate online please visit:

To donate by text:

TEXT : FOGN50 : followed by £ options – £1, £5, £10, £20, £30, £40, £50, £100 TO 70070

For example: ‘FOGN50 £5’ to donate £5. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.

To donate by cheque:

Please download and complete this form

Alternatively donations can simply be made on the day of the tour


This week we launch the next stage of the Monteath Appeal – a three month crowdfunding campaign being run in association with My Park Scotland.

Monteath Mausoleum

Monteath Mausoleum

THIS APPEAL IS FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE MONTEATH MAUSOLEUM designed by David Cousin. It was was built for Major Archibald Douglas Monteath, who served in the East India Company and was buried here in 1842. This mausoleum is now in real need of conservation and some of the issues need addressing quickly. So although we have raised some £20k of the £60k required to stabilise this iconic building on Glasgow’s skyline we hope this request for funding finds you able to help with the much needed conservation.

We appreciate that the sum of money involved is substantial to complete these works. However a phased refurbishment is possible with sums raised being spent on the roof to prevent water ingress, and on stonework to stabilize the erosion and the general fabric of the building and bring aspects of the consolidation of the Monteath Mausoleum to completion in 2016.

Thank you for supporting this appeal to ensure that this important part of Glasgow’s history is here for future generations.

To donate online please visit:

To donate by text:

TEXT : FOGN50 : followed by £ options – £1, £5, £10, £20, £30, £40, £50, £100 TO 70070

For example: ‘FOGN50 £5’ to donate £5. If you wish to Gift Aid your donation please REPLY to the Gift Aid text.

To donate by cheque:

Please download and complete this form



FoGN - My Park Scotland


1st June 2016

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2015

Late last year Nigel Willis, Depute Chairman of Friends of Glasgow Necropolis presented at Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2015.

Watch Nigel’s presentation – “Glasgow Necropolis: the burial place of those who made Glasgow ‘The Second City of the Empire’ ” here.



The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis – Winners at inaugural Scottish Heritage Angel Awards

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are amongst Scotland’s first ‘Heritage Angels’ having been named at the inaugural Scottish Heritage Angel Awards.
Heritage volunteers from across Scotland gathered at Edinburgh’s Royal Lyceum Theatre on Monday 28th September as the winners of the very first Scottish Heritage Angel Awards were announced.

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis were awarded with the Scottish Heritage Angel Award “for Investigating and Recording for their ongoing work and dedication to digitally capture and create a permanent record of some 3,500 graves, memorials and mausolea throughout the 37 acre site”.

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are working in partnership with Page \ Park Architects and Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland. Page/Park is hosting two heritage conservation students from Nicolaus Copernicus University in Poland each year. The students work on Page/Park projects as well as recording the monuments in the Necropolis. Nine out of the Necropolis’ twenty-two compartments have been surveyed.

Published – Thursday 1st October 2015

Battle of Loos

This weekend marks 100 years on from the Battle of Loos. We remember those men on our WW1 roll of honour who lost their lives in the battle.
Alfred Connell;
Charles Russell McMinn;
Robert Curle Millar;
Arthur Orr;
James Reid;
Archibald Smith;
John Eben Watson;
Harold White Whitson;

Roll of Honour

Published 26th September 2015

Evening Times Article – Tuesday 4th August 2015

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis’ response to the Evening Times Article on Tuesday 4th August 2015:

“The events to which the article refers were spread over several years but condensed by the newspaper to sound as if this is all recent. We have been in discussion for some time with Glasgow City Council, Police and Community Safety Glasgow looking at CCTV options but the layout of the site and the extent of 37 acres has to date made it difficult to come up with a solution.”

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