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Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk

2nd July, 2016 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Group stand listening to tour guide at tour stop.

Photo of women being spoken to by guide on Women Heritage WalkAnarchists, artists and a wealthy young woman tried for murder – walk with us as we reveal the hidden histories and unsung contributions of the women who shaped Glasgow’s Merchant City.

Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk, Saturday 2nd July, 2pm to 4pm

Let us introduce you to formidable midwives, ‘the Scots Scarlet Pimpernel’ Jenny Patrick, and a hatchet-wielding temperance campaigner from Kentucky known as ‘the bar-room smasher’. Our Merchant City Women’s Heritage Walk digs deeper into the lives of the barnstormers and businesswomen, reporters and radicals who built this part of Glasgow with their determination, talent and skill.

Meet the trailblazing women who made the Merchant City!


Tickets must be booked in advance. This event costs £10 full price. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book.

We offer subsidised places at £6 for students, people on a low income, unemployed or those in receipt of benefit and Friends of GWL. Children 15 and under can attend the walks for free but must be accompanied by an adult. If you are eligible for a subsidised place select the subsidised ticket below, or come in to the Library to book.

All places must be paid for in advance as tour guides are not able to handle money on the day of the walk. Start point for the walk will be given in a confirmation email approximately 1 week prior to the walk and we will confirm once payment is received. Please check your spam or junk email folders if you have not received this in your inbox.

We ask that you do not bring dogs (or other pets) other than guide dogs along on the walks. Contact us if you are unsure about anything, we are happy to answer any questions.

Should you need to cancel a booking for any reason please see our Women’s Heritage Walks Cancellation Policy.

Check out our full programme of Women Make History events here, including more walks, a heritage bike ride, reading events and more.

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  • Sarah Cochrane
  • Ruth Walsh


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2nd July, 2016
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 – £10
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Glasgow Women’s Library
23 Landressy Street
Glasgow, G40 1BP United Kingdom
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0141 550 2267