Govanhill Baths Community Trust AGM will be held on Tuesday 25 August at 7pm at the Baths.  All current members are entitled to vote but all local people and supporters are welcome to attend.  As the Baths refurbishment moves in to the next stage, the reinstatement of two of the three pools; the Turkish baths; and major repairs to the structure of the building; there has never been a more exciting time to get involved with the Trust.

The community hub we set up three years ago is full of local groups and individuals taking part in classes, community groups and meetings.  Our community programme is delivering opportunities and new skills to the people of Govanhill and beyond.

We are looking for dynamic, enthusiastic and positive individuals who can contribute to the work of the Trust.  There are lots of ways to get involved from occassionally volunteering, contributing financially through donations or subscription membership, or just coming along to add your ideas and voice.

Our campaign is celebrated across the country as a fine example of a community working together to take ownership and control of vital public assets.  You can make a difference.  For further details of how to get involved see  or call Jim Monaghan on 0141 433 2999.

GBCT are pleased to announce that our regular community classes will be starting up again at the end of the month.  Govanhill Grub, the weekly cooking group starts on 22nd July, it’s a great way to learn about food, cooking, learning and then eating a meal together, and it’s all free!  Our free Yoga for Beginners classes kick off the following week, every Monday there will be a class for women only, and a mixed class on Thursdays.  And dont forget the weekly knitting and crocheting group Cast-Offs.  They meet every Monday 12.30-2.30, everyone is welcome from beginners to experts.  For further information on these courses and groups, or to register to join, email or call Jim on 0141 433 2999

This is the first blog from the Govanhill Baths Archive!!!! First of all we’re in a new space at the Baths – up the stairs in what was formerly the slipper baths and have a lot more room for people to come in and access our collections.
On the blog we want to share items and stories from the archive; report on our travels; give news of our development and link to articles, events, websites etc., on all things archive; particularly independent community archives and history from below.
A few weeks ago we received a wonderful letter in the post from C. Anderson with a competitor’s ticket to the Annual Gala of 1925. This is fantastic as recently for the Centenary Celebrations exhibition and the United We Will Swim book we had to request digital copies of tickets from Glasgow City Archives, Baths and Wash Houses Collection, so it’s great to have an example here at the Baths for people to access.

Centenary Celebrations exhibition
United We Will Swim book
Glasgow City Archives