Welcome to The Merchants House of Glasgow Website

The Merchants House of Glasgow was constituted in 1605 by the Letter of Guildry, which laid down the rights, duties and privileges of the Merchants and Craftsmen of Glasgow. It is now a registered charity (SCO 08900).fireplace 2From the beginning, the Merchants House supported members and their families who had become "decayed and distressed", both within their hospital and outside it. Over the years donations and bequests have enabled the House to continue and extend this benevolence. 

The Merchants House is now a major charitable institution and donations of more than £700,000 are awarded each year to deserving charities and individuals in Glasgow and beyond. For over four hundred years after its foundation, it is part of the fabric of Glasgow and the city is richer for it.

Benevolence is available on application from other organisations active in charitable fields in Glasgow and the local West of Scotland area. The House also makes grants from its funds to various educational institutions and provides bursaries.

 

   
   

 

Latest News

  • Annual General Meeting ~ Tuesday 30th May 2017

    April 5, 2017

    This year’s Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 30th May 2017 at 12 noon inside the Grand Hall at The Merchants House.  A link to the 2016 Set of Accounts can be found on the Members Events & Meetings page . We look forward to seeing many of you there.

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  • Pitlochry Theatre Outing 3rd June 2017

    April 5, 2017

    Pitlochry Theatre Outing on Saturday 3rd June 2017 The price of £50 includes:  Matinee performance of High Society, lunch in the theatre restaurant and transport to and from Pitlochry. Spaces are limited so early booking is recommended.  Please note that the Allander Coach will depart at 9.15am sharp at North Hanover Street, Glasgow.  Return trip:…

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  • Members’ Dinner held on Friday 17th March

    January 18, 2017

    We were delighted to host the Annual Members’ Dinner which was held on Friday 17th March in the Grand Hall of the Merchants House. The speakers were The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow Sadie Docherty, Sir Michael Hirst, Past President of the International Diabetes Association, Mrs Janis Carson, Deputy Principal of…

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