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Introducing the Wrights...

The Incorporation of Wrights is the largest of the 14 Incorporations (or guilds) which form the Trades House of Glasgow. Our Wrights’ heritage is in skilled woodworking – from making ships to violins, longbows to furniture, as well as glassmaking and gilding.

For centuries our skills have shaped our great city. Today as a charity we continue to help the people of Glasgow through benevolence and education.

Wrights of Glasgow
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Our members are men and women from a wide range of backgrounds and professions. We come from near and far, and many of us join to celebrate our Glasgow connections.

Our dinners take place in the Trades Hall, the fine Robert Adam building in the Merchant City. They blend fun with formality – and the warm welcome for which Glasgow is famous.

Well-known Wrights have included Sir William Burrell, founder of the Burrell Collection; Sir William Arrol, who built the Forth Railway Bridge and London’s Tower Bridge, and John Keppie, mentor to Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Wrights of Glasgow