Welcome to the Scottish Stained Glass Trust

Welcome to the Scottish Stained Glass Trust (SSGT) Online Database of stained glass in Scotland.

Have fun searching for names of stained glass designers, makers, companies, places, buildings; or any topic - such as angel, fish, trumpet, recorder - that you think might turn up in a stained glass window in Scotland. We hope that the database will also be useful to researchers and practising stained glass artists searching for information.



For a long time, this online database has been an important ambition for the Trust and it was finally realised through a generous grant from the Glasgow City Heritage Trust.

So far,  entries about stained glass focus mainly on buildings in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Information comes from the records of the Trust gathered from topics raised at Symposium meetings, from the Trust's Pilot Recording Scheme 2012, from the Churches at Risk Project, from material  shared by individual researchers and stained glass historians, from photographic records built up for the Trust by their Interns and volunteers, from booklets and pamphlets about specific buildings and so on. At present the focus is on entering in data about Edinburgh windows - a project funded by The General Trustees of the Church of Scotland. Gradually, we are building up a continuously growing body of information about stained glass located in Scotland.

We encourage everyone to add to object entries through the “Correction/Give info” option. The contribution of enthusiastic individuals – regardless of whether you are from an academic, professional, practical or hobby background – would be welcomed. If you have information, which you would like to pass on to us in any shape or form, feel free to contact us: scottishstainedglasstrust@gmail.com. We need people to help us by giving us their photographs and sending information and ideas.

We are also trying to create inventories of Scottish artists including their work in all corners of the world.

Our aim is to turn this website into a National Register of Stained Glass in Scotland. This register will be a source of information about many aspects of Scotland's history, life, and culture as expressed through stained glass art, and will serve as a record of windows, including any that might be subject to destruction, loss or damage.


All records in initial upload