Nigel Willis (1938-2021)

It is with great regret and sadness we have to announce that our well loved Vice Chairman, and former Chair, Nigel Willis, passed away last week from Covid.

Nigel Willis

It is with great regret and sadness we have to announce that our well loved Vice Chairman, and former Chair, Nigel Willis, passed away last week from Covid.

I know this will come as a great shock to many of you who knew Nigel personally or had been on his tours or had attended his power point presentation. You will remember him well as a gentle, humorous man, with a real strength of character and integrity.

Nigel was the foremost founder of the Friends established in 2005 and his earliest memories of the Glasgow Necropolis are from visiting the family memorials there as a child.

He put in an astonishing amount of work and enthusiasm into the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis, from the establishment of the Charity and he worked tirelessly up until the past few weeks. He loved the outdoors and no matter the weather over the last 15 years has taken thousands of people on tours – he especially loved doing school tours. He also travelled long distances to give Powerpoint presentations all year round to many organisations.

He brought his charisma and enthusiasm to every meeting he attended and many of us still on the committee were there from the very first year. Many Charities do not last half as long but he brought to our Charity the knowledge that the work of the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis outweighs any individual personalities or opinions.

His appearance on the TV programme ‘Flog it’ will keep re-appearing and remind us of this very special man, the loss of whom will be felt for a very long time to come.

We were honoured to have known him and to have shared his passion and vision for the Glasgow Necropolis.

Ruth Johnston, Chairperson and the Trustees of the Friends of Glasgow Necropolis

22nd September 2021

Tours are back!

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis are more than delighted to announce that we’re able to resume our walking tours of the Necropolis.
 
We have several walking tours between now and the end of the year. Please see our tours page for full details.

Glasgow Necropolis Walking Tours Programme and Events

 

Glasgow Necropolis Tours 2021

Due to Covid restrictions we are currently unable to undertake guided tours of the Glasgow Necropolis.  We do have a pocket guide and book which are available from our Books page.

We are still raising funds for restoration work in the Glasgow Necropolis and appreciate support in the form of donations.

 

Remembrance Sunday 2020

Whilst we cannot join you in person to undertake our annual Remembrance Sunday tour this year, The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis feel that this day should still be commemorated.

Glasgow Doors Open Days Digital Festival 2020

Glasgow Doors Open Days Digital Festival 2020 is here and we’re delighted to be taking part.

Our film can be found on our You Tube page:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EI4eJgqRpZg

Coronavirus and The Friends Of Glasgow Necropolis – July and August 2020 Tours

In line with the Scottish government’s advice on reducing social contact to help minimise the spread of the Coronavirus, The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis have cancelled all July and August 2020 tours.

The health and safety of all our Tour Guides and our Tour Attendees is our absolute priority, and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you all for your patience and continued support at this challenging time.

Necropolis books, including a brand new updated for 2020 edition of Afterlives, can be purchased from our website. www.glasgownecropolis.org/books-guides/

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Necropolis and our tours in the future.

Further updates will be posted to our website as soon as they are available.

 

Coronavirus and The Friends Of Glasgow Necropolis June 2020 Tours

In line with the Scottish government’s advice on reducing social contact to help minimise the spread of the Coronavirus, The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis have cancelled all June 2020 tours.

The health and safety of all our Tour Guides and our Tour Attendees is our absolute priority, and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you all for your patience and continued support at this challenging time.

Necropolis books can be purchased from our website. www.glasgownecropolis.org/books-guides/

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Necropolis and our tours in the future.

Further updates will be posted to our website as soon as they are available.

 

Coronavirus and The Friends Of Glasgow Necropolis May 2020 Tours

In line with the Scottish government’s advice on reducing social contact to help minimise the spread of the Coronavirus, The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis have cancelled all May 2020 tours.

The health and safety of all our Tour Guides and our Tour Attendees is our absolute priority, and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you all for your patience and continued support at this challenging time.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Necropolis and our tours in the future.

Further updates will be posted to our website as soon as they are available.

Necropolis books can be purchased from our website. www.glasgownecropolis.org/books-guides/

Coronavirus and The Friends Of Glasgow Necropolis Tours

In line with the government’s advice on reducing social contact to help minimise the spread of the Coronavirus, The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis has taken the difficult decision to postpone all Walking Tours in March & April.

The health and safety of all our Tour Guides and our Tour Attendees is our absolute priority, and we would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused and we thank you all for your patience and continued support at this challenging time.

We look forward to welcoming you all back to the Necropolis and our tours in the future.

Further updates will be posted to our website as soon as they are available.

Necropolis Closed – Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020

Please note that the Necropolis will be closed on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 February 2020.

 
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