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Glasgow, 24 Hill Street

Drill Hall (First World War), Drill Hall (19-20th Century)

Site Name Glasgow, 24 Hill Street

Classification Drill Hall (First World War), Drill Hall (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Highland Light Infantry Volunteers Drill Hall

Canmore ID 168523

Site Number NS56NE 1974

NGR NS 5862 6604

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Glasgow, City Of
  • Parish Glasgow (City Of Glasgow)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District City Of Glasgow
  • Former County Lanarkshire

World War One Audit of Surviving Remains (24 October 2013)

The drill hall is marked on both 2nd and 3rd epoch OS maps of the area. It was built in 1892 by Horatio Kelson Bromhead as a volunteer hall. It occupies a corner site with plain two-storey elevations in rusticated sandstone, with a low corner tower to a slightly squat third storey. There is a massive square hall with an original central rooflight; the roof is now penetrated by many modern Velux-type windows.

Osborne (2006) reports that in 1914 the hall was the HQ of the 5th battalion, Highland Light Infantry, and the base of "A" to "H" Companies.

The building is now the Haldane Building of Glasgow School of Art.

Information from HS/RCAHMS World War One Audit Project (GJB) 24 October 2013.

Architecture Notes


Glasgow, 24 Hill Street, Highland Light Infantry Volunteers Drill Hall.

Architect: Horatio Kelson Bromhead. 1892.

Building located using Post Office Glasgow Directory and Map. 1902-1903. See Bibliography.


Project (March 2013 - September 2013)

A project to characterise the quantity and quality of the Scottish resource of known surviving remains of the First World War. Carried out in partnership between Historic Scotland and RCAHMS.


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