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By hiring the stunning Grand Hall and meeting rooms in our historic and centrally located venue you are directly supporting charities in the West of Scotland.

Our Meeting Rooms

Host your event here, we have a significant number of rooms to hire either individually or as a collective.


Grant stories

Find out about the impact support from Merchants House has had on charities throughout Glasgow and beyond


The latest from Merchants House

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August 15, 2022

Join Us for Doors Open Day 2022

The Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival gives visitors the chance to learn more about the architecture and design of buildings, their purpose within the city, and the people who frequented…
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May 31, 2022

May Storrie CBE Re-Elected as the Lord Dean of Guild

The Merchants House of Glasgow, a social enterprise charity with a 400-year-old history, announced that May Storrie CBE has been re-elected as the Lord Dean of Guild following the Annual…
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March 15, 2022

Learning At The Burrell

The Burrell Collection re-opens on the 29th of March 2022 and we are delighted that our grant of £40k is in place to fund a Learning Assistant and provide over…
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Awarded in Grant support


Awarded to tackle Rough Sleeping in Glasgow


Charities have received support in the last 5 years

The Merchants House of Glasgow was already a long established Institution, when in 1605 it first received a written Constitution. This was the Letter of Guildry which still forms the basic constitution of the Merchants House, as of the Trades House of Glasgow and the former Dean of Guild Court in Glasgow, prior to the latter’s abolition by the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973.

Under this Constitution, subject to such alterations as were made by regulations passed from time to time, the House continued to be governed until the passing of the Burgh Reform Act in 1833. Subsequently, resolutions have been passed with a view to confirming its Regulations to the circumstances of the day.