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Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

5th August, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Gorbals Walk Credit: GWL

Our first Women’s Heritage Walk south of the river, this guided tour will take you on a time travelling journey from the Napoleonic Wars to the modern day New Gorbals.

Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk, Saturday 5th August, 2pm to 4pm, meet outside Clutha Vaults

Our tour guides will bring alive suffragettes, Jewish and Asian immigrants, hawkers and weavers, all of whom have inhabited this part of Glasgow, often facing daily challenges to make ends meet, but using their resourcefulness and creativity to survive and thrive.

“Wonderful walk, it was fascinating and genuinely moving…Amazing group of guides, I learned so much.” – Tour Participant 2017

We’re delighted to partner with the British Deaf Association who will provide BSL interpreters for this walk.


This walk is now fully booked. If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please email emily.ilett@womenslibrary.org.uk

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.

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

4 people are attending Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

  • Janice Ma
  • Anne Pack
  • Teresa MacIntosh
  • Alison McLachlan


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5th August, 2017
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