To commemorate the centenary of the opening of the Govanhill Baths the Trust decided that an artist’s banner commission would make a valuable contribution to celebrating this unique achievement and as a permanent reminder of the huge achievement by the community in bringing the building back into use.
The commission will compliment the vibrant and diverse ongoing programme of creative activity spearheaded by the Arts Programme and be built on the wealth of creative ideas, enthusiasm and skills within the building. It will also draw on the recent created community archive, housed in the Baths, which documents much of the social history.
The Artist will receive a fee of £1000 including a material budget of £700 including fixtures and installation.

Interview details
The interviews will take place on Thursday 23rd February .

To apply
Please provide a covering letter stating your experience and why you want this commission on no more than one 1 A4 page in 12 font, along with three slides to Fatima Uygun or 99 Calder Street Govanhill G42 7RA
Deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 10th of February

For further information, please contact (Fatima Uygun), or call 0141 433 2999, or visit


After 16 years of struggle, the teaching pool at the Baths opens this month for lessons for children from babies to 5 years.  All classes are delivered in small groups, allowing the teacher to focus on the learners and tailor the lesson accordingly. 1 to 1 or 1 to 2 lessons may be available on request.

Chair of Govanhill Baths Community Trust, Alan Walsh, said:

“We are delighted to announce the re-opening of the teaching pool, its only one step on the way but we can finally say that we are swimming again in Govanhill.  We would like to thank all of our friends and supporters who played their part in reaching this historic milestone.”

The pool will also be available for private hire and pool parties.  For further information email Car or download the leaflet Learn to Swim – Leaflet – 2017-01 – FINAL 



Out with the old in with the new – well not exactly!!! Here at Govanhill Baths Archive we treasure the rich, diverse, fascinating and ever-changing stories, people and events which have shaped the history of Govanhill Baths.

On the 28th February 1917, Calder St Baths and Wash house opened it’s doors to the public for the first time – watch this space over the next few months as we celebrate this momentous occasion.