From our archives

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The Glasgow Academy Archive collection covers all aspects of school life including records of the War Memorial Trust which govern the school, school registers, sports and co-curricular activities, records of clubs and societies, school magazines and publications, officer training corps records and other associated miscellaneous historical papers and objects. There is also a large collection of physical and digital photographic material and records relating to the Westbourne School for Girls, the Glasgow Academicals, Atholl Preparatory School and Dairsie House School.

Lecture Series

In the inaugural Ronnie Woods Memorial Lecture in March 2019, Dr Stephen Mullen, told us something of the history of The Academy and its connections to the slave trade. 

Dr Mullen spoke of the work that External Relations had done in tracing the names in the school registers, checking them against the authoritative record.

We can now make available - for the first time - the first five years of school registers, accompanied by a spreadsheet which details some key facts, where we have been able to trace them. We are always happy to add to our story, so please get in touch if you have any further information. 

School Registers

Search our publications

We have a selection of archive material available online relating to The Glasgow Academy, the Glasgow Academical Club and Westbourne School for Girls, including yearbooks and key publications which can be found here

If you have any information you can add to our school story including news about subsequent generations of the same family, we would be delighted to hear from you. We are also interested in any photos, memorabilia or records you may have relating to the school. 

Access to The Glasgow Academy Archive is available by appointment. For any enquiries, please get in touch at

To find out what we have in our collection, you can view our Finding Aid.

Debating Society Volume
Westbourne School
Westbourne Prizegiving 1956
Archive Collection