East End Women’s Heritage Walk

The women of Glasgow’s East End have always had to be industrious and resourceful simply to survive. This walk focuses on some of their achievements and struggles, and the radical nature of the area which gave birth to them.

Photo of women outside the Templeton Building on the East End Women's Heritage Walk
Visiting the Templeton Building on the East End Women’s Heritage Walk

Learn about the women of the Templeton factory, the suffragettes, the brazen women of Glasgow Green, Battling Betty, the woman who set up the Barras and many, many more!

“Thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon, what a variety of areas this tour covered. Good old Glasgow, around every corner is a surprise. Many thanks to all for the walk and time you have given to this, it’s greatly appreciated.”

The East End Women’s Heritage Walk Map and Audio Tour

Click to download the East End Women's Heritage Walk map (Image is the cover of the GWL East End Walk map, featuring an old black and white photo of a woman working at a loom in a factory)

The East End Women’s Heritage Walk is now available as a map, so you can now enjoy the highlights of the tour in your own time. The map is free to pick up from GWL or can be downloaded via the link below. Depending on your pace the walk should take around two hours to complete and is quite a gentle wander.

Download: East End Women’s Heritage Walk Map (PDF)

Following the huge success of our East End Women’s Heritage Walk and Map our Women Make History team has developed an audio version of the East End Women’s Heritage Walk. Please note that the audio tour files are supplied in a .zip folder – you will have to download and un-zip this folder before transferring the audio tour to your audio player or smart phone.

Download: East End Women’s Heritage Walk Audio Tour

Audio Tour in French (Francais), Polish (Polski) and German (Deutsch)

This audio tour was developed with support from Glasgow International in 2014 and has been translated to French (Francais), Polish (Polski) and German (Deutsch). We also received support from the Goethe Institute to produce the German translation of this audio tour.

Upcoming East End Women’s Heritage Walks

Aug 24

Voices from Scotland’s Textiles Heritage

24th August at 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm