Pollokshields Heritage


2019-20 Lecture Series - in the Fotheringay Centre


  Tuesday, 21st April 2020                                                                             COLIN MACKIE
Colin Mackie was one of the research officers on the original Southern Necropolis Research Project back in 1988. The pioneering project being the Gorbals’ then contribution to the City of Culture celebrations. Although the project ran out in 1991, the current Friends of Southern Necropolis group strive to continue to preserve and promote the many unique assets of the Gorbals very own "City of the Dead". Colin Mackie (aka The Happy Reaper) is the community history co-ordinator for the group.

The Southern Necropolis

The Southern Necropolis is the final resting place of approximately 250,000 contributors to the rich historical legacy of the Gorbals, and Glasgow. Buried within the three sections of the cemetery are the likes of, Sir Thomas Lipton, Allan Glen, Alexander Greek Thomson and also the legendary White Lady Monument (walk around her three times, speaking her name or you may be turned to stone).

As previously, we look forward to welcoming you to the Fotheringay Centre, 57 Fotheringay Road G41 4NN, 7 for 7.30pm, £5 with refreshments.

(The background imageabove is a detail of repoussé metal door furniture in the offices of Miller and Lang, Art Publishers, Darnley Street, Pollokshields., 1902)       Photo ©RM                                      www.pollokshieldsheritage.org