Walks

Recruiting Volunteer Tour Guides and Tour Guide Assistants

We’d like to grow our team of volunteer Women’s Heritage Walks tour guides and tour guide assistants and would love to hear from you if you are interested in women’s history, or want to learn more, and who want to contribute to making women’s achievements, lives and contributions more visible and better known.

A colour photograph of author Denise Mina with Melody House. They are standing facing the camera, in the background and out of focus is a view from Garnethill towards the west end of Glasgow. Denise is wearing a blue denim Levis jacket with a red t-shirt and Melody wears a green embroidered shirt under a dark green puffer jacket. Both are smiling.

Glasgow Women’s Library Garnethill Walking Tour with Denise Mina | Book Week Scotland 2021

This pre-recorded film is part of the 2021 Book Week Scotland Digital Festival. Join Crime writer Denise Mina and Glasgow Women’s Library volunteer Melody House on this special, conversational tour […]

Finding Jessie

Jessie Stephen (1893-1979) was a twentieth-century British suffragette, labour activist and local councillor, who spent much of her life in Glasgow.

Women Making History locally and globally

We asked you to tell us about the landmarks celebrating women near you and you rose to the challenge. So here are some of the women we’ve been introduced to thanks to you. Please keep them coming!

Turn your walk into a herstory treasure hunt

Our usual programme of guided Women’s Heritage Walks hasn’t gone ahead, but that shouldn’t stop you from getting to know your area through the lives of women. We’ve got some inspiration and resources to get you started…

My Saturday on the Women’s Heritage Walk

Hi all! My names Ashley and I’m excited to be volunteering at GWL attending and writing about events. The Heritage Walk was amazing and incredibly informative of amazing women in Glasgow’s East End. I can’t wait to attend others.

New memorial to East Ender Maggie McIver

Following our nomination of the “Barras Queen” Maggie McIver, Historic Environment Scotland have announced that she will now be recognised thanks to a Commemorative Plaque to be placed on the Barrowlands Ballroom.

Walks this Spring!

It’s Spring, the sun is making sporadic appearances, and our Women’s Heritage Walks have begun! Why not come along and get some fresh air whilst learning about women you’ll be astonished you didn’t know about before…

Women’s Heritage Walks & Bike Rides are back for Spring

See the city in a new light with our Women’s Heritage Walks which are back for Spring!

Help us Make the Suffragette Oak Scotland’s Tree of the Year

GWL nominated the Suffragette Oak for the recognition of Scotland’s Tree of the Year and now we need your help to secure this accolade by voting for this much loved tree online. Find out how here.