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From: "Maisie Egger" <>
Subject: [Lanark] Highlanders Institute
Date: Sun, 6 May 2012 14:45:36 -0700

Moving away from the Ceilidh Bar and more on the Highlanders Institute, I found these links on Google.

:::Note from a subscriber on Glasgow Guide: It (Highlanders Institute) was on the north side of Berkeley Street just west of North Street, opposite the Mitchell Library. It later became a casino with car parking underneath and is now 'luxury' flats.
I understand, long before my time, it was in Elmbank Street

I also have a notion that for a short while after the Berkeley Street building closed the HI tried to keep going in the old Kelvin Picture House on Argyle Street on the border of the Teuchter Triangle at Finnieston. This building later became the Creme de la Creme restaurant and is now a block of flats on top of a small Tesco.

The Virtual Mitchell <>; hasn't been much help on this occasion:::

If the "Irish" in Glasgow had their own meeting place equivalent to the HI (except for Celtic Football stadium - Parkhead), I never knew about it when growing up. I didn't go "jigging" at the Highlanders Institute as my roots were in Glasgow and I'd have felt like a fish out of water amongst all those "teuchter"-Gaelic-speaking people. I preferred the more sophisticated Locarno, Green's Playhouse and the Dennistoun Palais.

My forebears were mainly from Southwest Scotland, though some on my mother's side were from Co. Antrim, now Northern Ireland. I haven't found any from the Highlands yet as I dig into my tree, though I have a clutch of Macs some of whom obviously left their Highland or Western Isle roots for Glasgow and the south of Scotland. Incidentally, some forebears by the name of McDougall and McLean are hard to find as they appeared on the stage of life too soon for census records, etc.


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