Please note that the Archives and Collections are currently closed to visitors due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. The information below relates to our normal service provision which we hope to return to soon. Thank you for your patience.

The Archives and Collections are open to all researchers including GSA staff and students, and external visitors including members of the general public.

If you’d like to visit and view our holdings, please make an appointment in advance by emailing or telephoning 0141 566 1418. We are also able to offer group sessions. If you are interested in organising a group visit, please see here for further information and to book.

Opening Hours

The Archives and Collections are open Monday to Friday and are based in The Whisky Bond on Dawson Road. You can either book a morning slot (9.30 – 12.30 pm) or an afternoon slot (1.30 – 4.30 pm) or both if you like. Please note that we close for lunch between 12.30 and 1.30.

Due to the fact that we are a small team, we are usually not able to retrieve additional items during your visit so please let us know what you would like to see in advance of your arrival.

Visitor Facilities and Access 

There is a car park adjacent to the building and level access to the ground floor reception area and cafe. There is lift access to the Archives and Collections’ spaces and wheelchair accessible toilets are located on each floor. 

Finding us

Information about how to get here can be found here. Please inform reception when you arrive and we will come down to meet you as all floors in The Whisky Bond have secure access doors. If this is your first visit or if you haven’t visited us within the last year, please bring a form of photographic ID as we will need to register you.

Further Information

We would also like to make you aware that standard archive rules apply when using the reading room, which are:

•Hanging up all outdoor jackets and placing bags in the lockers provided.
•No eating or drinking near the material.
•The use of pencil only when making notes.
•The use of nitrile gloves (provided) when handling photographs, textiles and other fragile items.

You may take photographs if you wish, as long as you do so without the use of a flash. We would also appreciate if you could ask our permission before sharing photographs online. If you would like to order high-resolution scans of any our material, please let us know and we can arrange this for you for a fee. You can however, download low-resolution images of some items from our online catalogue for free.

A document containing further information can be found here.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Archives and Collections!