Glasgow City, United Kingdom

Ghost Signs of Glasgow, West End Map

Ghost Signs of Glasgow, West End Map

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6 tour stops


Cooper & Co.

Once Scotland's leading grocers, now home to a lively pub!


The Bank Store

A well preserved ghost sign for a general store, now a design studio


Red Hackle Whisky

A whisky named after the red feather worn in the caps of Black Watch soldiers


The Crescent

The rediscovery of this ghost sign gave the current bar its name!


Kelvingrove Cafe

An old ice cream parlour now serving up fantastic cocktails..


John Curdie & Sons

A family painting and decorating business that spanned four generations



A tour of Ghost Signs in Glasgow’s West End featuring pubs, grocers and an old ice cream parlour!

Ghost Signs of Glasgow was started in 2018 by Glasgow City Heritage Trust. Ghost signs, the fading remains of old painted signs on buildings, provide an invaluable insight into Glasgow’s architectural, social and cultural history. However, many of them hide in plain sight, obscured by the urban landscape around them and leaving them vulnerable to being lost forever. This project unearths the stories behind these old signs and shopfronts across the city and captures them for posterity.

Enjoy exploring!

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Itinerary 2.7 km / 2:00

Offline map included

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