Glasgow Necropolis

Site Location

OS Grid Reference: NS 603655

Latitude: 55.862

Longitude: -4.233

Margaret Greene and David Webster have prepared a booklet entitled “Glasgow Necropolis: A Geological Trail” on behalf of the Strathclyde Geoconservation Group. The booklet focuses on the geology associated with the necropolis and a selection of its monuments. The trail was described by Margaret on the virtual excursion that she presented to the society on September 30, 2020. The trail makes a fascinating walk in the old heart of the city.

In addition to the material linked above, Strathclyde Geoconservation Group members have created a short information sheet about this site to help introduce accessible local geology to a wider audience.

Explore the geology of some of the remarkable monuments in this cemetery. The architecture, sculpture, views and stories continue to fascinate visitors.