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SGHET is a volunteer-run trust founded to celebrate the histories and places of Glasgow's Southside.


We come from humble beginnings


South Glasgow Heritage and Environment Trust (SGHET) was formed in 2001 (under GHET). Our vision is that the histories and places of the south side of Glasgow are celebrated, understood and engaged with by the local community and further afield.

Our mission is to:
• Document the histories and places of South Glasgow
• Grow and share understanding of complex histories
• Engage with the diverse community of South Glasgow and further afield
• Strengthen the link between the natural and built environments of South Glasgow
• Promote the rich culture of South Glasgow


We offer a range of services


Run by a group of local people and others from further afield, we champion the histories and places of South Glasgow through a wide range of activities, publications, and projects... from guidebooks and podcasts to blogs, talks, walks and other community ventures.

We're keen to work with local people, businesses, charities and educational establishments on various fronts. If you want to become a member, volunteer with us or collaborate, join us, email us or sign up to our mailing list to get in touch!



Deirdre Molloy


Deirdre is a digital media consultant who has worked as a website editor, mobile app content creator, TV researcher and online community & events manager in education, media, tech and culture sectors in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Belfast. A Fellow of the RSA, she's a founding team member of Open Plaques crowdsourcing project and holds a MA in Digital Heritage from University of Leicester.

Dougie McLellan

Dougie McLellan


Dougie McLellan has worked in the Public sector as a Project Manager. His other interests include music, and local history. He can be found playing guitar in one of the Southside's venues or roaming around old local churchyards and buildings.


Lauren Henning


Lauren is Learning and Museum Manager at the Tall Ship Glenlee on the Clyde. Having worked in engagement and outreach at galleries and museums the length and breadth of Scotland, she is passionate about interpreting and sharing history and culture for as wide an audience as possible. As a proud Orcadian, Lauren grew up in an environment where history is experienced as part of everyday life and hopes to share that spirit in Glasgow.


Romy Galloway


Romy has an MSc in Heritage Visualisation with experience documenting and digitising collections in local and national archives such as West Dunbartonshire’s Singer Archive, Glasgow School of Art’s Archives and Collections, and National Library of Scotland’s Sound and Moving Image Archive. She has an interest in preserving and collating heritage for use, and with a background in contemporary art, is interested in creative publicly engaging initiatives.


Kevin Mooney


Kevin Mooney is a Cultural Heritage & Archaeology Consultant, having worked across the heritage sector. He is passionate about promoting the Historic Environment and presenting it as a source of inspiration for communities. He is a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and an Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland.

Francesca Zappia

Francesca Zappia


Francesca is an independent contemporary art curator with a background in heritage conservation. She works between Scotland and France, collaborating with public and private collections and art centres. She is interested in exploring the potential of artistic and curatorial research in passing on cultural memory and producing fresh knowledge through the creation of alternative narrations.

Andrew Downie

Andrew Downie


Andrew is a retired interventional radiologist, and former clinical lead of radiology at QEUH, The Victoria and Gartnavel Hospitals. He has lived in Strathbungo for 25 years, and has developed a deep, if amateur, interest in the history of the neighbourhood. This culminated in the Bygone Bungo project (bygone.bungoblog.com). This historical blog includes architectural history, a database of former residents, individual biographies, and an extensive collection of old photographs.


Graeme Boyle


Graeme was born in Govan, bred in the Southside and is a long-time city flaneur, currently curating walking tours of the hidden Southside, West End and beyond. His background is in health science, working as a Senior R&D Manager in the NHS and he is Chair of the Tayside Institute of Cardiovascular Research Charity. He volunteers with the Glasgow Royal Infirmary Museum and is training to become a community facilitator with St Andrew’s First Aid.

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Erin Burrows

Erin Burrows

Erin is a History PhD student at the University of Glasgow, with research interests ranging from medieval Ireland to modern Scotland. She is currently examining monuments in Glasgow and how they function (or don’t) as shapers of public history and identity. Prior to relocating to Glasgow from Boston, USA, she taught in secondary schools and worked in the non-profit sector for several years.


Harry Sittlington

Harry Sittlington

After completing his history undergraduate studies at the University of Glasgow in 2023, Harry is now pursing a postgraduate Masters degree. His undergraduate degree primarily centred on 18th century Scotland, particularly the reign and afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots. Harry has a keen interest in the architecture and built heritage of the city and in exploring how previous communities and people are intertwined with them.

Sarah Diver

Sarah Diver

Sarah is a designer maker with over 9 years experience working and exhibiting in Scotland. She makes work which is a reflection of our heritage and design past using both traditional and digital techniques. She aims to make work and projects which are joyful and celebrate our lives; working with others to create positive solutions and interventions within our communities.

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Mark McGregor


Mark McGregor is a native of Govanhill and has a longstanding interest in the areas’ past. He has a History MA and a PGdip in Information Management and Preservation with much of his knowledge lying in Scottish social and labour history. He is currently a school librarian but also works with various archive and research projects.