The Project

Inspired by the highly successful Chicago Landmarks scheme, this project was developed by The Mackintosh Heritage Group with funding from Scottish Enterprise. The scheme is supported by Glasgow Building Preservation Trust, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow City Heritage Trust, Glasgow City Marketing Bureau, Historic Scotland and VisitScotland and was coordinated by the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland.

The public voted online, through an Evening Times poll and the results were judged by a panel of experts. The resulting list comprises the buildings which Glaswegians and visitors to the city like best from eight centuries of Glasgow’s history on the basis of cultural, social, historical and architectural significance.

This online interpretation enables you to visit Glasgow's heritage online. Residents and visitors to the city will see that each of the buildings is identified with a distinctive Glasgow Landmarks plaque.

All of the pre-1950 buildings on the list are scheduled by Historic Scotland, many of them Category A Listed – but there are a good few B Listed buildings, including 85 Buchanan Street, the only building from the last half century which is currently scheduled.

The oldest building on the list is Glasgow Cathedral, where the city began. The most recent is The Riverside Museum, by Zaha Hadid, one of the boldest and brightest new buildings anywhere in the UK – demonstrating that this is a city which, while respecting its past, is always moving forward.

Download a PDF copy of the leaflet showing all the buildings.