Glasgow history

• History of Glasgow

Joe Fisher, The Glasgow Encyclopedia (Mainstream, 1994)

Irene Maver, Glasgow (Edinburgh University Press, 2000)

• Detailed history of Glasgow

TM Devine and Gordon Jackson, eds., Glasgow, Volume I: Beginnings to 1830 (Manchester University Press, 1995)

W Hamish Fraser and Irene Maver, eds., Glasgow, Volume 2: 1820-1912 (Manchester University Press, 1996)

• Historical-geographical view of the growth of Glasgow

Peter Reed, editor, Glasgow: The Forming of The City (Edinburgh University Press, 1999)

Andrew Gibb, Glasgow: The Making of a City (Croom Helm, 1983)

• Architecture and sculpture

Elizabeth Williamson, Anne Riches, and Malcolm Higgs, Glasgow (Penguin, 1990)

Ray McKenzie, Public Sculpture of Glasgow (Liverpool University Press, 2002)

• Histories of Glasgow districts (a small selection)

T C F Brotchie, The History of Govan (Old Govan Club, 1938)

Andrew McCallum, Pollokshaws: Village and Burgh (Gardner, 1925)

Henry Brougham Morton, editor, A Hillhead Album (Hepburn Trustees, 1973)

James Napier, Notes and Reminiscences Relating to Partick (Hopkins, 1873)

Norrie Gilliland, Glasgow’s Forgotten Village: The Grahamston Story (Grahamston, 2002)

Aileen Smart, Villages of Glasgow: The North Side (John Donald, 2002)

Aileen Smart, Villages of Glasgow: The South Side (John Donald, 2002)

John Thomas, The Springburn Story: The History of the Scottish Railway Metropolis (David & Charles, 1964)

Alexander Thomson, Random Notes and Rambling Recollections [Maryhill] (Kerr & Richardson, 1895)

Gordon R Urquhart, Along Great Western Road: An Illustrated History of Glasgow’s West End (Stenlake, 2000)

+ Various books published by Stenlake Publishing [], such as: Rhona Wilson, Old Shettleston and Tollcross (Stenlake, 1998)

+ Various books on Glasgow districts published by Glasgow Libraries, such as: John A Innes, Old Cardonald had a Farm (Glasgow Libraries, 1993)

• Crime and punishment

[Anon.] Trial of Miss Madeleine H Smith, before the High Court of Justiciary, Edinburgh: Special Verbatim Report, with Portraits and Plans (Mathers, 1857)

Sir James Bell and James Paton, Glasgow, its Municipal Organisation and Administration (MacLehose, 1896)

Archie Carmichael, Personal Adventures of a Detective (Morison Bros., 1892)

M Anne Crowther and Brenda White, On Soul and Conscience: the Medical Expert and Crime, 150 Years of Forensic Medicine in Glasgow (Aberdeen UP, 1988)

‘Explorer’, Criminal life in Glasgow (William Love, 1886)

Tom Gallagher, Glasgow, the Uneasy Peace: Religious Tension in Modern Scotland (Manchester UP, 1987)

Douglas Grant, The Thin Blue Line: The Story of the City of Glasgow Police (John Long, 1973)

Jack House, Square Mile of Murder, 2nd edition (Richard Drew, 1975)

Alexander McArthur and H Kingsley Long, No Mean City (Longmans, 1935)

Douglas MacGowan, The Strange Affair of Madeleine Smith: Victorian Scotland’s Trial of the Century (Birlinn, 2007)

William Roughead (editor), The Trial of Oscar Slater (William Hodge, 1910)

Samuel Rodger, The Secret Memoirs of the Glasgow Teetotal Bobby 1846-1901 (People’s Palace, 1979)

Thomas Tod (editor), The Scots Black Kalendar: 110 Years of Murder and Execution (Munro & Scott, 1938)

Richard Whittington-Egan, The Oscar Slater Murder Story: New Light on a Classic Miscarriage of Justice (Neil Wilson, 2001)

• Health and healthcare

Derek Dow, The Rottenrow: A History of the Glasgow Royal Maternity Hospital 1834-1984 (Parthenon, 1984)

Derek Dow, The Royal Samaritan Hospital for Women Glasgow 1886-1986 (Royal Samaritan Hospital, 1986)

Jacqueline Jenkinson, Michael Moss and Iain Russell, The Royal: The History of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary 1794-1994 (Glasgow Royal Infirmary, 1994)

Loudon MacQueen and Archibald Kerr, The Western Infirmary: A Century of Service to Glasgow 1874-1974 (John Horn, 1974)

Ronnie Scott, Pioneering the Health of the City: A Historical Town Trail through the Heart of Glasgow (Glasgow Centre for Population Health, 2005)

Stefan Slater and Derek Dow, eds., The Victoria Infirmary of Glasgow 1890-1990 (Victoria Infirmary, 1990)

• Rivers, canals and streams

T C F Brotchie, Glasgow Rivers and Streams: Their Legends and Lore (Maclehose, 1914)

Tony Cooper et al., Scotland’s Grand Canal: The Glasgow Branch of the Forth and Clyde (Woodside and North Kelvin Local History Project, 1988)

Glasgow District Council and British Waterways, Forth and Clyde Canal: Port Dundas-Temple, Temple-Port Dundas, A Guide (GDC and BW, 1987)

Guthrie Hutton, Monkland: The Canal that Made Money (Stenlake, 1993)

Innes Macleod and Margaret Gilroy, Discovering the River Clyde (John Donald, 1991)

Alex Matheson, Glasgow’s Other River: Exploring the Kelvin (Fort, 2000)

William John Millar, The Clyde: From its Source to the Sea, its Development as a Navigable River (Blackie, 1888)

Brian Osborne, Iain Quinn and Donald Robertson, Glasgow’s River (Lindsay, 1996)

John Riddell, Clyde Navigation: A History of the Development and Deepening of the River Clyde (John Donald, 1979)

John Riddell, The Clyde: An Illustrated History of the River and its Shipping (Fairlie Press, 1988)

John Shields, Clyde Built: A History of Shipbuilding on the River Clyde (MacLellan, 1949)

Fred Walker, Song of the Clyde: A History of Clyde Shipbuilding (Patrick Stephens, 1984)

• Women’s history

Esther Breitenbach and Eleanor Gordon, ‘The World is Ill-divided’: Women’s Work in Scotland in the 19th and 20th Centuries (EUP, 1990)

Esther Breitenbach and Eleanor Gordon, Out of Bounds: Women in Scottish Society 1800-1945 (EUP, 1992)

Jude Burkhauser, Glasgow Girls: Women in Art and Design 1880-1920 (Canongate, 1990)

Elizabeth Ewan et al (editors), The Biographical Dictionary of Scottish Women (EUP, 2006)

Elspeth King, The Hidden History of Glasgow’s Women: The Thenew Factor (Mainstream, 1993)

William W J Knox, Lives of Scottish Women: Women and Scottish Society 1800-1980 (EUP, 2006)

• Web resources

Derelict Glasgow:

Hidden Glasgow:

Urban Glasgow:

Glasgow Sculpture:

Glasgow University Archives blog:

Strathclyde University Archives blog:

Glasgow School of Art blog:

Ballast Trust blog:

National Library of Scotland map collections:

Secret Scotland:

Robert Pool’s Glasgow Collection:

West End Report:

Promotional film about Glasgow in 1980 (made in 1971):

Victor and Barry eulogise Glasgow in 1988:

• Web resources for out-of-print books

Internet Archive:

Google Books:

Abe Books:

Biblio UK: