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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

It is with sadness that we report the passing of Ex Dean David McVicar. He will always be missed.

Latest NewsThe Deans Blog
June 19, 2024

Lord Dean and Merchants House Directors visit the Social Bite factory

The Lord Dean, together with some Directors of the House, recently enjoyed a tour of the Social Bite factory, which is working to deliver the South Lanarkshire Social Bite Village.…
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June 11, 2024

Visit to Ronald McDonald House shows impact of Merchants House funding

Members of the Merchants House Grants Committee, along with Vice Dean Donald Carmichael, recently visited Ronald McDonald House following a grant award of £4,000 The funding supported the purchase of bedding as part…
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April 25, 2024

Plan your dream wedding at the Merchants House of Glasgow! 

Do you fancy a fairytale wedding right in the heart of Glasgow? Look no further than the Merchants House. Our historic city centre venue offers the perfect backdrop for your…
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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.