Mission Statement

To share and promote interest in the mediaeval history and heritage of Glasgow from its foundations in the 6th century AD, with a focus mainly on its mediaeval development within the period 1100 to 1600.
  • To serve a community of interests in the history and heritage of mediaeval Glasgow. To bring together people who want to study further the mediaeval period through academic links and talks, to discover how Glasgow developed as a thriving centre of urban growth, a bishop’s burgh, a university city, and a hub of commercial activity. To promote the potential development of the interests of visitors and tourists in the sites and remains of the mediaeval city, most notably those of St Mungo’s Cathedral, Provand’s Lordship, its University and the City’s streets and bridges. To liaise with others including the promoters of the Festival of St Mungo and the establishment of the City as the goal of a Pilgrimage route.


The Mediaeval Glasgow Trust helps organise the annual St Mungo’s Festival which takes place around the saint’s traditional Feast Day on 13 January. Please visit the Festival’s site at stmungofestival.co.uk or view previous year’s event on our Youtube channel.


About our Trustees

Catherine McMaster

Chair of Trust
Catherine McMaster served as Councillor and Baillie on Glasgow City Council, she chaired the policy group for Archaeology which led to the printing of the “500 years of Franciscan Journey” after the discovery of the Franciscan Friary in Shuttle Street.

The Most Rev. Mario Conti

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Archbishop Conti was born in Elgin in 1934; was educated there and at Blairs College Aberdeen before spending seven years as a member of the Scots College in Rome gaining degrees in Philosophy and Theology.

Dr Gordon M Wyllie WS

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Gordon is a senior charity and trusts lawyer who was a partner in leading Scottish law firms. A founding member and former convener of the Scottish Grant-Making Trusts Group.

Joe Logan

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Joe is an architect who runs his own architectural development company.

Professor Stephen McKinney

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Professor Stephen McKinney is in the School of Education, University of Glasgow, where he has been a Head of Department and a leader of Research and Teaching Group. He is the President of the Scottish Educational Research Association.

The Rt. Rev. Dr. Gregor Duncan

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
The Rt. Rev. Dr. Gregor Duncan is an Anglican bishop presiding over Glasgow and Galloway.

Dr Alison Burke

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Dr Alison Burke is an experienced heritage project manager and curator. Her work has involved managing the medieval Drum Castle and she was a recipient of the George Waterson Award for Services to Conservation by the National Trust for Scotland.

Professor John Hume

Consultant & adviser to Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Professor John Hume is an adviser to the Trust. He has worked with University of Strathclyde and what is now the historic Environment Scotland. Currently he is Patron of the Glasgow City Heritage Trust and Chair of Govan Heritage Trust.

Professor Eddie Friel OBE

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Professor Friel brings more than 50 years of experience as a thinker in integrated approaches to city marketing with a strong focus on the role of culture and heritage in creating rich, memorable places.

The Rev. Mark E. Johnstone

Trustee, Mediaeval Glasgow Trust
Born in Glasgow in 1968, Mark was first ordained to the Ministry of the Church of Scotland in 1993. In April 2019 he was called and inducted to be Minister at Glasgow Cathedral, where he currently serves.