Glasgow City Archives

Glasgow City Archives
The Mitchell North Street Glasgow
G3 7DN
0141 287 2910
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The Archives holds the records of police within Strathclyde. These include the records of Glasgow Police, established in 1800 and almost certainly the oldest police force in the world, and for the current Strathclyde Police. As well as administrative records, the collection includes personnel records of policemen in the west of Scotland from the 1820s to 1985. Also Justices of the Peace records (including the counties of Dumbarton, Renfrew, Lanark and the City of Glasgow) REFERENCE: GB243/JP6, JP7, JP16 & JP22 2. Glasgow Burgh Courts records (including the Burgh Court, Monday court, criminal courts, Dean of Guild Court, Water Baillies’ Court, Burgh Registration and Appeal Court, Burgh Valuation Court and the Burgh Licensing Court) REFERENCE: GB243/B1-B8 3. Strathclyde Police records (including the archives of Strathclyde Police and the predecessor burgh and county police forces of the former Strathclyde region) REFERENCE: GB243/SR22 4. Glasgow District Court (REFERENCE: GDC2/16)

What can be found at the venue?
Records or archive
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Details of opening for public access and / or research services
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 11am-3pm
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Accessibility and disability arrangements / Covid requirements
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Please note that we are now operating an appointments system. To request an appointment, please complete the Archives Appointment Booking Form and email to Further information and other frequently asked questions are available
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