Women of the Necropolis

Honorary History Girl, Erin Walter, talks to Rachael about the female residents of Glasgow’s most famous graveyard.

Rottenrow Maternity Hospital, Glasgow

  Glasgow’s famous Royal Maternity Hospital in Glasgow was founded as the Glasgow Lying-in Hospital and Dispensary in 1834 in Greyfriars Wynd. It moved to St Andrew’s Square, Glasgow in 1841 then to Rottenrow in 1860. Since 2001, it has been part of the Glasgow Royal Infirmary, housed in the Princess Royal building. Here’s a…

Isabella Elder

Isabella Elder was the remarkable wife of Glaswegian shipbuilder and marine engineer John Elder, the owner of the vast Fairfields shipyards in Govan. Isabella is often overshadowed by her husband’s achievements and the Fairfields name, she was clearly involved in the running of the company, taking the reins for 9 months after her husband’s death…

An Introduction to the Glasgow Necropolis

The History Girls Frae Scotland take a wander around Glasgow’s Victorian Necropolis, introducing some of it’s architectural gems and discussion, just a few of the folk buried within. P.S. We are dressed like Bikers Chicks, do you dig it?