To celebrate the bicentenary of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson‘s birth a programme of events and activities have been planned to take place throughout 2017. We will continue to update this calendar throughout the year with more and more exciting events as these are confirmed so please keep checking back. You can also sign up to our e-mail newsletter here to stay up to date.

Apr 8 – May 6 all-day
12:00 am
BALFRON’S “GREEK” THOMSON BICENTENARY EXHIBITION: Hosted by Balfron Heritage Group, FREE Exhibition of the photographs of Phil Sayer and other complementary images. From 8th April to 6th May 2017 in Balfron Library during normal Library hours.
Balfron Library
11:00 am
A service will be held to remember Thomson’s work in gratitude at St Vincent Street Church on Sunday 7th May at 11.00 am to which all are cordially invited. This will be a wonderful opportunity both to celebrate Thomson’s legacy, and to experience Thomson’s last remaining Church being used for its designed purpose.
St Vincent Street Church
6:45 pm
Hosted as part of the Southside Fringe Festival, join us for an evening exploring a selection of rarely screened archive film about the life of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, his buildings and how his unique architectural style influenced Glasgow in the 1800s and today. Thomson’s legacy is particularly prominent in the Southside, having completed villas, terraces,…
Bungo-Lo
May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
6:00 pm
These informal and informative tours of the Glasgow Necropolis will be undertaken, weather permitting, as per the dates noted below.   The tour guides assigned to each tour are also listed below. The assignations are subject to change. In 2017 as part of the Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson bicentenary celebrations, the Friends will be undertaking Friday Evening Walking Tours with…
Glasgow Necropolis
Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you have any questions, please email us on info@alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk
Annfield Place
Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you have any questions, please email us on info@alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk
Centre for Contenmporary Arts
Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you have any questions, please email us on info@alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk
Moray Place
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you have any questions, please email us on info@alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk
Brenfield Road Entrance
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12:00 pm
Join Mini Manoeuvres for the Southside’s best garden party this summer. Dress as your favourite character from Greek mythology and take part in our Soft Troy Battle activities. A full day of music, dancing, arts and crafts, face painting and bouncing. Food and drink will be available. Babies free admission. For further information please call…
Holmwood
Jul 8 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you have any questions, please email us on info@alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk
Botanic Gardens
Jul 10 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you have any questions, please email us on info@alexanderthomsonsociety.org.uk
Botanic Gardens
Jul 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
7:00 pm
Meet at Queens Park gates Victoria Road at Queens Drive at 19.00 All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you have…
Queens Park Gates
Jul 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
6:30 pm
Sally White of The Alexander Thomson Society will deliver a talk focusing on Thomson’s architectural legacy in the South Side of Glasgow.
Holmwood House
Aug 5 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
11:00 am
The Alexander Thomson Society and SPAB Scotland are planning a trip to Rothesay to see Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s Tor House, as well as the Rothesay Pavillion, Rothesay Castle and Mount Stuart.
Wemyss Bay Station
Sep 23 @ 10:15 am – 3:00 pm
10:15 am
Departing Glasgow Central Station at 10.20 Booking required by 26 August to atswalks@hotmail.com All Glasgow walks are from 19:00 – 21:00 and led by Roger Guthrie. All walks cost £5, payable in cash to Roger at the beginning of the walk. Please note, booking is only required for the Cove & Kilcreggan walk. If you…
Glasgow Central Station
7:00 pm
The Alexander Thomson Society are pleased to present a rare books event in association with The Mitchell Library. Glasgow architect and director of the Society, Scott Abercrombie, will deliver a talk giving a historical context to the importance of these books in relation to Thomson’s work and other contemporary Glaswegian architects. He will discuss built examples where…
The Mitchell Library