Glasgow City Archives

Organisation: Archive

Collections held: Courts, Police

Dates: Before 1700, 1700-1799, 1800-1849, 1850-1899, 1900-1949, 1950-present

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
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, including:

4. Glasgow District Court (REFERENCE: GDC2/16)

North Street, Glasgow G3 7DN

Contact: / 0141 287 2910.

Who can access the collection?

External (public), Registered users

How big is the collection?

Documents: 1001-5000
Photographs: 11- 100
Objects: None
Artwork: 75,000-100,000
Books/journals/magazines: None

Photo credits

Image courtesy of Glasgow City Archives