Glasgow’s Stained Glass: Colour & Light

Exhibition Launch DSC01344

Venue: 54 Bell Street

Date: 12th December 2014

Time: 4pm

Glasgow City Heritage Trust presents Glasgow’s Stained Glass: Colour & Light.

In September an ambitious three month project began to create an online database of Glasgow’s stained glass in conjunction with the Scottish Stained Glass Trust and RCAHMS. To celebrate the culmination of this project, Rachael has curated a mixed-medium exhibition which seeks to reveal some of the windows recorded on the SCRAN database. This project is hoped to be the beginning of a much greater task, cataloguing all of Scotland’s stained glass. From abstract designs to biblical scenes, stained glass is a compelling and diverse medium, and we hope to promote this aspect of Glasgow’s social and architectural history.

About GCHT: Glasgow City Heritage Trust is an independent charity supported by Glasgow City Council and Historic Scotland. Established in 2007, we champion the city’s unique architecture and built environment and promote and encourage the understanding, appreciation and conservation of Glasgow’s historic buildings for the benefit of the city’s communities and its visitors, now and in the future.

for booking details please see the GCHT website



2 Comments Add yours

  1. bappel2014 says:

    Rachael, I just discovered your wonderful blog. I’d like more information about the Glasgow stained glass exhibition, particularly how you accomplished it, what sort of data base or web site you developed etc. What is the SCRAN data base? Is there any way I can view what you have put together? Thanks.


    1. Hello there,

      Thank you very much for your kind remarks about our blog. Rachael is currently away from her computer, so she has asked me to answer your questions for her.

      The stained glass exhibition is currently installed at the Glasgow City Heritage Trust office at 54 Bell Street in the heart of the Merchant City. Opening times are Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.

      Rachael’s internship included working in partnership with RCHAMS and the Scottish Stained Glass Trust to develop a stained glass database which fits into a larger database. RCHAMS designed and developed the database, where as Rachael and myself had input regarding fields, search engines and layout.

      Rachael’s 3 month internship included field research, taking a lot of photographs and imputing in the database template. The over all output was the exhibition with accompanying booklet. Please do let me know if you would like us to send a booklet out to you.

      Scran is a UK charity with a learning image service: 370000 images, clip art, movies and sounds from museums, galleries, archives and the media. The projects images can be found on scran. Simply search ‘Glasgow stained glass’. The website is All images which have these key words will show up, including the projects.

      At a later date, all of the exhibition will be available online via the Glasgow City Heritage website

      I do hope this has answered all your questions! I fyou would like to find out more, Rachael is talking tonight about the project from 7pm at Glasgow City Heritage.

      Kind regards,

      Karen & Rachael
      The History Girls Scotland


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