• Member of the National Federation of Cemetery Friends
The Friends Of Glasgow Necropolis

The Glasgow Necropolis is located beside the city’s magnificent Glasgow Cathedral. This internationally important historical Garden Cemetery inspired by Pere La Chaise, Paris, was officially opened in 1833. There are over 3,500 monuments created by some of Glasgow’s most famous architects: David Hamilton, Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson, Charles Rennie Macintosh, JT Rochead and sculpture by the most famous sculptors of their time.

The Friends of Glasgow Necropolis is a Scottish Registered Charity established in 2005. The 10 unpaid dedicated volunteer Trustees and Tour Guides raise awareness and funds for Conservation and Restoration of this 37 acre (15 hectare) still working cemetery owned by Glasgow City Council.

  • We provide Guided Tours all year round. Our General Tours are open to everyone free but donations are requested and Private and Bespoke Tours have proved really popular.
  • We have completed two thirds of a Photographic Stone Condition Survey of the 3,500 monuments with surveyors funded through Erasmus and various funding streams.
  • We have over 49k entries on our database from the Indexing of our Burial Registers by volunteers.
  • We publish a regular Newsletter that is available on our website under ‘Grave Matters’.
  • We will be marking the various areas of single graves with Wild Flower meadows going forward and there will Memorial Garden in Compartment Tertius for the celebration of the 20th Anniversary of our Charity and Glasgow 850 - 850th year since Glasgow was granted the city's burgh charter in 1175.
  • Our Glasgow Necropolis Tour app is now available on Google Stores and will be available on Apple Stores in due course. This app was created with help from the Department of Computer & Information Sciences at the University of Strathclyde.
  • Our youtube channel has a number of interesting pieces of film including Drone footage of the cemetery.