The Trades Hall of Glasgow


The Trades Hall is often referred to as ‘The Hidden Gem of Glasgow’ or ‘Glasgow’s Best Kept Secret’. The building was designed and built from 1791-1794 by prominent Scottish architect Robert Adam. It has a unique history with exceptional features and apart from the medieval cathedral, is the oldest building in Glasgow still used for its original purpose.

Trades Hall can be used for catered or non-catered events and clients can hire one of the five function rooms within the building or any combination of rooms, or even hold an event with exclusive use of the building.

Trades Hall is the home of The Trades House of Glasgow and its 14 Incorporated Crafts. The Trades House of Glasgow was established in 1605 and is now a registered charity (SC040548). Trades House focuses its support upon deserving causes and individuals across the City of Glasgow through provision of support services, general benevolent work, and donations of more than £600,000 being awarded by the charity and the 14 Incorporated Crafts.

The House and its 14 Incorporated Crafts have helped shape Glasgow into the city it is today and has made its mark by playing a pivotal and progressive role in training and fostering trade and industry through a wide variety of initiatives to support the education and training of the youth of Glasgow. This includes projects such as Craftex, the School Craft Awards, Modern Apprentice of the Year Award and School Citizenship Award.

All income arising from events held within Trades Hall is used to support the charitable purposes of Trades House and the benevolent work it undertakes.

For full details about the Trades House and the 14 Incorporated Trades visit www.tradeshouse.org.uk or read our History Guide.


Credits for Photographs
The Trades Hall would like to thank the following for the stunning images throughout our website:
George Mahoney Photographer
Ingrid Mur
Ross Campbell Photographer
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