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Women of the Merchant City

29th June, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

£6 – £10
Women photographed on the Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen
Women photographed on the Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen
Women’s Heritage Walks. Credit: Katy Owen

Led by our Women Make History volunteer tour guides, our sell out women’s heritage walks highlight the hidden histories of trailblazing, hardworking and ingenious women who have inhabited Glasgow over the centuries: from housewives to hawkers, artists to activists, and entrepreneurs to entertainers.

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

Women of the Merchant City, Saturday 29th June, 2pm to 4pm, £10/£6, Meet on Rottenrow

The walk will take you from the upper edges of the Merchant City at the Montrose Street hill to the Tron clock tower and the medieval-looking Mercat Cross. Expect stories of scandal, vice, radicalism, regeneration and revival on this tour of one of Glasgow’s cosmopolitan hubs.

“Excellent way to spend afternoon and well worth the ticket cost: will be back!” – Walk participant

You can see all our upcoming women’s heritage walks here.

Meeting Point: Under the main archway of the Old Rottenrow Maternity Hospital, corner of Rottenrow and North Portland St. Please do not arrive without having booked your place in advance as tour guides are not able to take payment, and the walk may be full. Bookings close on the Friday prior to the women’s heritage walk.


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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. 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.


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29th June, 2019
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
£6 – £10
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Glasgow Women’s Library
0141 550 2267


Merchant City Walk Start Point
Glasgow, G4
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0141 550 2267