Glasgow's Early History

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Glasgow's Early History

A rare opportunity to view here in Glasgow, possibly for the first time since the Reformation in 1560, two volumes of the City’s earliest documentary history.  These include the City’s 12th century foundation charter and will be displayed alongside items from the City’s Archives.  The items have been loaned with the permission of the Scottish Catholic Heritage Commission and courtesy of Aberdeen University Library where they are located.

As part of this unique display, a series of accompanying events will be held which can be booked at by calling O141 287 2999 or email

Early History Seminar

Thurs 19 Jan | 1-4pm | Free but places are limited - please book
Discover the fascinating history of Glasgow from the 12th Century including the removal of the early Charters to France at the time of the Reformation. This seminar is led by some of the city’s leading experts on Glasgow’s story. Refreshments included.

Show and Tell

Tue 17 Jan | Fri 20 Jan | Sat 21 Jan | Fri 27 Jan
All at 1-2.30pm | Free but places are limited - please book
Archivists and expert historians will delve into the history of the archives on display including two cartularies (12th – 15th century), a rental book (1509-1570) from Aberdeen University and medieval archives from the City Archives.
Exhibition Opening Hours:
Mon – Sat 9am - 5pm
Sun Closed
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