GAS and ACFA members are invited to participate in survey sessions for the Stonemasons' Marks Research Project. 

The research project aims to record stonemasons’ marks on the medieval castles and churches of Scotland, and work is now well underway. The next survey sessions for Glasgow Cathedral are scheduled for:

February Surveys:

Mondays – 8th and 22nd

Thursdays – 11th, 18th, and 25th

Additional survey dates will be announced as soon as they have been confirmed.

Volunteers are welcome to attend as many sessions as they wish. They are anticipated to begin at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm (although you are welcome to join us for half a day if that's all the time you have to spare). Participants will be need to make their own way to and from each venue.

The recording process is very straightforward, but training on all aspects of standing building survey and recording will be given to volunteers if required. Equipment will provided but volunteers should bring their own refreshments since facilities close to the Cathedral are limited. Some of the work will be conducted outdoors so appropriate clothing, including waterproofs and sensible footwear, is strongly advised.  

If you are interested in participating in this project, please contact Iain Ross Wallace, Masters (Research) Student at the Department of Archaeology, University of Glasgow, or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For more details or updates on the project, please visit the Stonemasons Marks Research Project group on Facebook.



Image Credit: Inside Paisley Abbey by Paisley Scotland