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West End Women’s Heritage Walk

19th August at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 - £10
Without the phenomenal efforts of Jessie Campbell, Janet Galloway and Isabella Elder, educational opportunities for women in Glasgow in the late 19th and early 20th century would have been radically different.

Glasgow’s West End, the home of rousing radicals, tireless teachers and steadfast suffragettes!

West End Women’s Heritage Walk, Saturday 19th August, 2pm to 4pm, Meet outside Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Our West End Women’s Heritage Walk shares the story of remarkable, unsung women; a story of protesting, rallying activists, and of the rent strikers and “wild women” who built this part of Glasgow and whose contribution can still be felt today.  Hear about formidable Rachel Johnston, a pipe-smoking labourer and special constable, and pay a visit to the Suffrage Oak on Kelvinway.

It’s time to reveal the hidden history of the women of the West End…

We’ve launched a new Stamp as you Stomp loyalty card – get yours on this walk and if you do all six heritage walks, you’ll get a special GWL treat!

“I love the walk. A very well-researched and well-presented and great fun way to spend an afternoon” – Tour participant


This event is fully booked. If you wish to add your name to our waiting list please email katie.reid@womenslibrary.org.uk 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.

If you have a Heritage Walk Voucher, select a ticket below and when you reach the checkout, enter the code written on the back of the voucher as the coupon code.

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.



Who's Attending

16 people are attending West End Women’s Heritage Walk

  • Marie-Claire Clearie
  • Holly Millar
  • Julie McAlpine
  • Pamela Page
  • Helen MacKinven
  • Mary Ferries
  • Louise Clarke
  • Tamara Wilson



19th August
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 - £10
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Argyle Street
Glasgow,G3 8AG
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