Glasgow Conservation West

The Glasgow Conservation Trust West Collection

A collection of material relating to the activities of the Glasgow Conservation Trust West including publications, annual accounts, minutes, reports and public inquiries.


About the Glasgow Conservation Trust West

The Trust had its origins in the West End Conservation Initiative, a private venture formed in 1987 to preserve and enhance the townscape of Glasgow's historic West End, recognised as one of the UK's finest remaining examples of Victorian and Edwardian architecture. From 1990, it became a charitable trust and soon garnered financial support from both Glasgow City Council and Historic Scotland. Over the sixteen years of operation the Trust provided over £3m in grant-assisted repair and restoration projects in the West End and Partick. They also published the West End Conservation Manual and provided technical advice for projects. The Trust closed at the end of March 2006 when their funding was withdrawn.


About the collection

The collection dates from 1988 to 2003 and includes minutes, books, maps, plans, drawings and ephemera.


Finding aid

Glasgow West Conservation Trust listing (PDF, 87KB)


Further reading

Article from Pat’s Guide on the closure of the trust.

Additional material available in University of Glasgow Archives and Special Collections.


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