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CANCELLED: Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk

10th May at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Gorbals Heritage Walk. Credit: Maryanne Hartness

As spring returns, so do our ever-popular women’s heritage walks.  Led by our volunteer tour guides, they show Glasgow’s neighbourhoods in a new light, making visible the hidden and overlooked contributions women have made to the city.

Pick up a Stamp as you Stomp loyalty card, do all 6 of our walks and get a very special Women Make history treat! Large print versions of the tour guides’ scripts are available on the day.

Women of the Gorbals Heritage Walk, Sunday 10th May, 2pm to 4pm, £10/£6


Gorbals Heritage Walk. Credit: Maryanne Hartness
Gorbals Heritage Walk. Credit: Maryanne Hartness

Our only 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. 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.

Excellent way to spend afternoon and well worth the ticket cost: will be back!” – Heritage walk attendee


As of Wednesday 18th March, Glasgow Women’s Library is closed until further notice. We believe that closing our doors is the best way to slow the spread of Covid-19. We are no longer taking bookings for events in our Spring programme, in the understanding that they may not go ahead. If you can check in at the end of April for updates on our website and social media, or by email, please do so. You can find more information on our response to Covid-19 here.

This event is open to all. There are two ticket options for this event: a £10 ticket and a £6 ticket. Our walks raise funds for the Library. Please choose the ticket which you feel most able to pay. We offer the £6 ticket if you are a Friend of GWL. All places must be paid for in advance as tour guides are not able to handle money on the day of the walk. Select the number of tickets you want to book below, or come in to the Library to book.

The week before the walk we will email all those who’ve booked with information including the meeting point for the walk. 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 other than guide dogs along on the walks. Should you need to cancel a booking for any reason please see our Women’s Heritage Walks Cancellation Policy.


This walk takes place on pavements around the Gorbals. This walk is step-free and wheelchair accessible. If you’d like to speak to someone about the walk in advance and let us know your access needs, please contact us – we are happy to answer any questions.

Large print versions of the tour guides’ scripts are available on the day.


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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


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159 Bridgegate
Glasgow, G1 5HZ
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