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Additional pictures by Harold Storey have been added - click here to view.  

Addition information about the history of Capelrig House is available here

 SYLLABUS 2017 - 2018


5th September                “Alexander the Greek”

An up to the moment celebration of the bicentenary of our other internationally acclaimed architect, Alexander Thomson, focusing in particular on his work in the Glasgow area.

Ian McGillivray


3rd October                      “From Dobbie’s Loan to Great Western Road”

The history of Gartnavel Hospital and its predecessors.

Eileen Ross

7th  November                 “Glasgow: Mapping the City”

             An account of the changing geography of Glasgow from the 1500’s to the present day.

             John Moore

21st November**               Film Night - Sunset Song   (members only)**                             

Based on the 1932 novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, about rural Scotland before World War 1, starring Agyness Deyn, Peter Mullan and Kevin Guthrie.

5th December                 “Made  from Textiles; A story of Rouken Glen and Thornliebank”

                    A film by Tom and Josette Marchant


9th January                     “Footprints in the Park  

The story of the owners of Rouken Glen House and Estate.

Joy Blair

23rd January**                    Film Night -  Heavenly Pursuits (members only)**

A really uplifting comedy starring Tom Conti, Helen Mirren and David Hayman which was shot extensively in and around Glasgow.


6th February                   “Forensic Science”

An insight into Forensic Biology and the reality of CSI Glasgow.

 Pamela Strahorn

6th March                        “Fleapits and Palaces”

         A trip round the world via Scottish Cinema Architecture

A whirlwind tour of the varied peculiarities of Scottish cinema architecture with particular emphasis on Glasgow  - discover long forgotten enclaves of Spain, Egypt and Turkey on the mean streets of Govanhill, Finnieston and Muirend!

Gary Painter

21st March**                       Film Night - The Spy in Black (members only)**

                                                 A Powell & Pressburger film about World War 1 set in Orkney, starring                                                     Conrad Veidt, Valerie Hobson and Marius Goring .                                                                                        .

3rd  April*                           “Douglas, 14th Duke of Hamilton”

                                                Scottish nobleman, amateur boxer,aviator and politician   

                                    Ostap Melnick

       * This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.


  **Please note that due to licensing restrictions film nights have to be   restricted to members only.

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