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.

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
6:30 pm
In the bicentenary of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s birth, join Glasgow City Heritage Trust & The Alexander Thomson Society to ‘talk Thomson’ and decide: what is Thomson’s best building? One of the Glasgow’s greatest architects, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson is praised for his originality, use of modern technologies and his personal Graeco-Egyptian style. Following on from the…
The Recital Room, Glasgow City Halls
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 4 @ 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
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
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – Oct 1 @ 5:00 pm
9:00 am
Lines of Thought is an exhibition about architectural drawing and representation and is devoted to the work of Alexander Thomson, one of Glasgow’s most renowned nineteenth century architects.  Curated and organised by the Alexander Thomson Society it celebrates the bicentenary of Thomson’s birth in April 1817 through a selection of original drawings by the architect…
The Lighthouse
6:00 pm
Mark Baines is the chairman of the Alexander Thomson Society, an organisation that protects Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson’s legacy and his architectural heritage. This talk will look at the former Caledonia Road Church along with other buildings designed by Thomson on the South Side of the city, including Walmer Crescent, Moray Place and a number of…
House for an Art Lover
Sep 22 @ 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
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
7:00 pm
A celebratory talk on the life and legacy of Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. Details to be confirmed.
St Vincent Street Church