Scottish Church Heritage Research Project

This remarkable and long-running project, which aims to record all known places of worship in Scotland, is led by Mrs Edwina Proudfoot with her husband Professor Bruce Proudfoot and has its offices in Cupar, Fife.

Since 2013 a number of GAS volunteers, the ‘Glasgow Recorders’ have met to visit and record some of the 700+ church buildings in the Glasgow area as part of this national project. Completed reports on some buildings have been submitted for inclusion in the SCHR database, which can be seen at www.scottishchurches.org.uk.

A second group of volunteers is also active in the Bishopbriggs/Kirkintilloch area.

Struthers Memorial Church, Hyndland

Struthers Memorial Church, Hyndland

There is a well-established method of work for this project, which involves sketching the layout of buildings, recording the architectural and internal features and furnishings, and taking photographs. The work is very interesting and enjoyable and, once trained, volunteers can work independently in pairs or small groups. We have an extensive database of information on churches in Glasgow, compiled by one of our members Ian Holland, and we propose to file our reports in this database as well as passing the information to the national project.

If you are interested in taking part or finding out more about the project please contact me and I will keep you informed about our activities.


Sue Hothersall
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