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Glasgow’s Best-Kept Secret: The History of the Trades Hall

For anyone interested in Glasgow and its history, we are delighted to announce that this fascinating publication “Glasgow’s Best Kept Secret: The History of the Trades Hall” is hot off the press!

This beautiful limited edition has been painstakingly researched over the last three years by the Trades House Honorary Archivist, Craig Bryce and edited by Neil Baxter (previously Secretary and Treasurer of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland). Deacon Convener Tom McInally has also been instrumental in the book’s publication.

Containing lots of interesting and little known facts about the Trades Hall, from the original building on the High Street, to when the Robert Adams' Trades Hall was almost demolished to make way for a new structure, this is a compelling read. It contains lots of photographs, some previously unseen from the archives collection and many new images of the Hall. There is lots of newly discovered information that has been recently uncovered by the diligent volunteer researchers who record the contents of the archives.

Don’t miss this opportunity to get your copy of this limited edition book: RRP £40 but available to buy direct at the discounted price of £20, purchase by emailing or phoning 0141 553 1605.

“The Trades House and the Trade Incorporations quite literally built the city and our manufactured goods have been exported across the globe. Much of this endeavour, like the tremendous charitable work of the Trades House has gone on quietly and without fuss, which may explain why the Trades Hall is not more widely known. It deserves recognition and praise. This excellent book should certainly help.”

Lord Provost Eva Bolander.

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