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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.

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Grant stories

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

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YOUR GIFT TO THE FUTURE

LEAVING A LEGACY TO THE MERCHANTS HOUSE OF GLASGOW…

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The latest from Merchants House

Latest News
January 31, 2024

The Merchants House supports local charitable organisations with £100,000 grant funding

The Merchants House of Glasgow proudly announces the awarding of over £100,000 in grant funding to support charities and organisations across Glasgow and the West of Scotland. This significant contribution…
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December 19, 2023

The Lord Dean joins Santa at children’s Christmas party at the City Chambers

Almost 100 children from Glasgow schools enjoyed a special Christmas party at the City Chambers on 8th December.  As part of an annual tradition the Lord Provost, Jacqueline McLaren, invited…
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December 13, 2023

Season’s Greetings from The Merchants House of Glasgow

On behalf of The Merchants House of Glasgow, the Lord Dean of Guild wishes you all a Merry Christmas and Healthy and Peaceful 2024.  
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Our Impact

£2.8M

Awarded in Grant support

£150K

Awarded to tackle Rough Sleeping in Glasgow

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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.