Web Links:
A variety of sites which have proved to be of interest, from local history to international architecture and much inbetween.
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Glasgow Buildings and History

Glasgow Album - Blog
A local blog dedicated to the  joys and unjoys of walking and cycling through a fascinating, beautiful and often badly run city.

Glasgow Guide: Hotels and City Tourist Information Scotland, UK
Glasgow Guide: the tourist information guide to the city of Glasgow in Scotland includes information for tourists on hotels, shops, pubs, clubs, restaurants, photographs, visitor attractions, street maps, and more....

Glasgow History
Achievements and Archive Photographs of this Great Scottish City

Glasgow Landmarks
The top 50 favourite buildings based on nominations from the public and the advice of a panel of experts. This list was compiled in 2010 by key heritage associations serving Glasgow with funding from Scottish Enterprise.

The Glasgow Story
TheGlasgowStory tells the story of Glasgow as told by some of Scotland's best writers, and illustrated with thousands of images from the collections of the city's world-famous libraries, museums and universities.

Glasgow West End: Pat's guide
Glasgow West End: Pat's Guide is a community site promoting this part of Glasgow. Find out what's on locally, learn about the restaurants, shops, pubs, galleries, the architecture, people, places and lots more.

Glasgow Architecture
Glasgow Architecture Website featuring building news + extensive architectural resource & database for professional architects, building engineers, designers, architectural students & property enthusiasts.

Hidden Glasgow
The hidden side of Glasgow through photographs, maps and images. Although this site hasn't been updated for some time it provides some great insights on the closed, unusual and unknown buildings and structures around Glasgow. The forum is still alive and busy with many discussing and contributing their own historic photos of Glasgow

House for an Art Lover
Charles Rennie Mackintosh designed house, built in the 1990s from the original competition drawings and sketches from 1901.

Friends of Kelvingrove Park
The Friends of Kelvingrove Park aim to maintain & enhance architectural and environmental features in one of Glasgow's oldest and most popular public parks. Second link below is to the section on the bandstand as featured on the derelict pages of this site.


My Clydebank Photos
Photographs of Clydebank through the ages

New Glasgow Society
The New Glasgow Society (NGS) is a civic society promoting, protecting and raising interest in the City of Glasgow, through campaigning, discussion, projects, talks and exhibitions.

Red Road Flats
Site dedicated to the story of the Red Road flats, from their history, to their construction, residents' stories and their current demolition.

Save the Botanic Gardens Garage
The Botanic Gardens Garage is the oldest motor garage surviving in Glasgow, and quite possibly anywhere in the UK.

Sunny Govan
Govan Landmarks and places to visit.

Visiting Glasgow
Glasgow council page with links to the heritage trail walks around areas with buildings of interest around the city.


Glasgow Redevelopment

Clyde Waterfront
Clyde Waterfront is a strategic partnership comprising the Scottish Government, Scottish Enterprise, Glasgow City, Renfrewshire and West Dunbartonshire Councils. Its purpose is to promote the economic, social and environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton.

Clydebank Re-built
Clydebank Re-built, a registered charity aimed at the regeneration of Clydebank.

Egyptian Halls
Site charting the history and proposed redevelopment of Alexander Greek Thomson's Egyptian Halls.

Future Glasgow
Proposed and upcoming building projects from around Glasgow.

GSA's Campus Redevelopment
The design, decant, demolition and construction stages of the major new building opposite the Mackintosh building at the Glasgow School of Art.


Glasgow & rest of Scotland, conservation and construction

Archaeology Scotland
Archaeology Scotland supports local archaeological initiatives and campaigns for the best possible conservation and management of our heritage.

Buildings at Risk Register
The Buildings at Risk Register has been in operation in Scotland since 1990 in response to a concern at the growing number of listed buildings and buildings in Conservation Areas that were vacant and had fallen into a state of disrepair. 

Church Buildings Maintenance in Scotland
The Church Buildings Maintenance in Scotland project. Website with learning modules, toolkit modules on how to maintain church buildings.

DoCoMoMo Key Scottish Monuments
DoCoMoMo Key Scottish Monuments is a list of notable post-war buildings in Scotland, compiled in 1993 by the international architectural conservation organisation DoCoMoMo.

Doors Open Days
"Doors Open Days give you free access to hundreds of fascinating buildings across Scotland.  Every weekend in September you can explore places that are normally closed to the public."

Glasgow City Heritage Trust
Glasgow City Heritage Trust champions the city’s unique architecture and built environment.

Glasgow Building Preservation Trust
Glasgow Building Preservation Trust was established in 1982 to rescue, repair, restore and rehabilitate historic buildings of architectural merit which through neglect or abuse may otherwise be lost in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

Historic Scotland
Agency of the Scottish Government who look after and promote the understanding of the historic heritage of Scotland's built environment

Laings Foundry
Charles Laing & Sons Ltd, brass and iron founders, jobbing foundry, general engineering castings, architectural cast iron, commemorative bronze plaques, vintage vehicle parts, conservation work, railings, sculptural castings, practitioners in the traditional green sand process.

National Trust for Scotland - Building Conservation
The National Trust for Scotland’s portfolio of 129 properties includes some of the finest elements of Scotland`s architectural heritage.

Old Glasgow Pubs
Glasgow pubs are more than just drinking establishments. They are historic landmarks, the focal points for special occasions and, in the past, the meeting places for the city's merchants, tobacco lords and many Glasgow societies.

Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monument of Scotland
The Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) collects, records and interprets information on the architectural, industrial, archaeological and maritime heritage of Scotland.

Scotland's Places
Bringing authentic information and images together to help you discover places in Scotland

Scottish Architecture.com
Scottisharchitecture.com brings you news, events, features and highlights on architecture and placemaking in Scotland.

Scottish Cities
Urban exploration largely of Glasgow and Edinburgh by Gerald Blaikie

Scottish Ironwork
The Scottish Ironwork Foundation is a not for profit organisation which seeks to raise the profile, collate information and encourage the study of architectural and ornamental ironwork made or found in Scotland.

Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group
Vernacular buildings are smaller traditional buildings, which use local materials and methods. They range in scale from huts to tower houses. They are found throughout Scotland - both in town and country. And they are a vital part of our history.

Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust
Strathclyde Building Preservation Trust is a Charitable Company Taking Action to Conserve Scotland’s Built Heritage.


UK Architecture, conservation and construction

British Listed Buildings Online
Online database of buildings and structures that are listed as being of special architectural and historic interest.

The Prince's Regeneration Trust
The Prince's Regeneration Trust's projects enable under-used or redundant historic buildings to perform a new function, unlocking a regeneration of the wider community. The Trust works in all four parts of the United Kingdom generating a capacity to share learning and project experience.

Skyscraper News
Skyscrapernews.com contains an archive of literally thousands of images ranging from skylines, panoramas and visions of the future to individual buildings.

The Rubble Club
Gone but not forgotten: The Rubble Club is an organisation to remember buildings demolished in their architect’s lifetime.

The Twentieth Century Society
From cinemas to chapels, leisure centres to libraries, and phone boxes to factories, the Twentieth Century Society campaigns for the preservation of Britain's architectural heritage form 1914 onwards.

UK Housing Wiki
The UK Housing Wiki is a collaborative encyclopedia, aiming to provide a detailed account on council housing in the United Kingdom in the interwar period, post-World War II period and present day. This includes council estates, private estates, tower blocks, tower block construction methods and pioneers in residential property construction.


Dereliction and Urban Exploration (local, national and global)

Abandoned Scotland
Exploring the abandoned and forgotten places of Scotland, largely focusing on videos of explores with guest submissions also featured. Website and facebook page.


Catching Photons (Scotland)
Ben Cooper's excellent blog of his explorations around Glasgow and Scotland, especially focusing on military and industrial structures. Excellent photography and extraordinary views from inside and outside.

Flickr - Derelict Glasgow Group
Dedicated to the beautiful old places in Glasgow that no-one seems to care about any more. Basically anywhere that is abandoned and looking like shite.

Flickr - Stuballscramble
One man's explorations around Glasgow and beyond.

Derelicte, a website dedicated to one man's Urban Exploration.

Derelict London (England)
One man's sprawling and inspirational journey around the capital photographing a vast myriad of derelict buildings, a compelling and fascinating view of London

Derelict Places (UK)
DerelictPlaces is a forum for people with an interest in the history and documentation of derelict and abandoned buildings to come together and share their explorations, photography and historical findings.

Detroit Urbex
Beautiful photographs of many of Detroit's derelict structures and places.

Forgotten Detroit (USA)
A photographic record of Detroit. Detroit is known for one of the most stunning collections of pre-depression architecture in the world. The past two decades have seen several of these treasures sit vacant, waiting for economic revival.

Forlorn Britain
Visits and photography of forgotten architectural gems.

Secret Scotland (Scotland)
Secret Scotland aims to provide a common resource where secret, hidden or otherwise notable Points of Interest around Scotland may be recorded and shared, and is modelled after the class-leading format of Wikipedia.

Subterranea Britannica (UK)
UK-based society for all those interested in man-made and man-used underground structures and space.

UK Urban Exploration Forums (UK)
Enthusiasts discussing and exchanging photos and information of a wide variety of buildings and structures from all across the UK

Urban Abandonment Projekt - Exploring Derelict Scotland
The Urban Abandonment Projekt is a personal blog and photography site dedicated to the art of urban exploration.


Urban Adventure
Urban exploration around the UK, not been updated for some time but has some good photos and interesting trips.

Urban Exploration Magazine
Urban exploration photography social community

Urban Glasgow (Glasgow)
For lovers of Urban Exploration of Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Whatever's Left
A collection of photographs and reports on abandoned & derelict sites throughout the UK.



The Architect's Journal
Architecture news, building studies, designs, plans and data from the home of British architecture.

The Architectural Review
International architecture review.

Blueprint Magazine
Monthly architecture and design magazine.

Building Magazine
UK magazine for construction professionals featuring the latest news, expertise and intelligence from the Building industry.

Dezeen Design Magazine (online blog)
A carefully edited selection of the best architecture, design and interiors projects from around the world.

Mimoa - modern architecture
Online architecture guide

Urban Realm
Scottish architecture magazine and website.


Architects, societies, firms and sites dedicated to them

Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society
The Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society is an independent, non-profit making charity, established in 1973 to promote and encourage awareness of the Scottish architect and designer, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Dictionary of Scottish Architects
The Dictionary of Scottish Architects (DSA) is a database providing biographical information and job lists for all architects known to have worked in Scotland during the period 1840-1980, whether as principals, assistants or apprentices.

Gillespie Kidd and Coia
A collection of information gathered on the famed Gillespie Kidd and Coia practice

Kengo Kuma and Associates
A first class architect in Japan

Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland
Professional body for all chartered architects in Scotland and is the foremost architectural institute in the country dealing with architecture and the built environment.

Royal Institute of British Architects
Professional association of architects in the United Kingdom along with international members. News, exhibitions, online shopping, directories of architects etc..

Sir Basil Spence
A celebration of one of Britain’s most celebrated Modern architects of the post war era, 1907-1976.

Alexander 'Greek' Thomson Society
Society founded to promote the life and work of the Scottish architect, Alexander 'Greek' Thomson (1817-1875)

Alexander 'Greek' Thomson page on ScotCities
Page dedicated to Thomson on the Scot Cities site



Bad Mansard
American blog dedicated to bad mansard roofs.

Dog and Deco
A dog's eye view of Art Deco buildings across the UK

Don Justo's Self Built Cathedral
Justo Gallego Martínez is building his very own Cathedral in Mejorada del Campo near Madrid, Spain.

Paris 26 Gigapixel
Stunning and huge 360 panorama of Paris which can be zoomed in on in great detail.

Siberian Nearly-Abandoned & "Ghost" Cities
We'd like to call them "ghost towns", but they are clearly not abandoned. Amazingly, people still live in them, go to work in the harshest possible conditions (paradoxically making it the richest and mightiest industrial area in Russia) and then come "home" to relax in inhuman weather, non-existing infrastructure, in dangerously dilapidated buildings...

Yugoslavian Abandoned Monuments
25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future