Strathbungo Society

The Strathbungo Society in its present form began in 1994, reconstituting the moribund Strathbungo Conservation Society. You can read a pamphlet from the old society (PDF, 6Mb) that details some history of the society and the conservation area. The new society also broadened its aims to include community events and outward-looking incomers – young families, professionals, media and art, activists.

The society is run by a committee of volunteers, who meet on the third Tuesday of every month at 7.30pm. The venue is The Bungo Bar & Kitchen at 17 Nithsdale Road. The Events section lists upcoming meetings. The committee hears from sub-groups on communications, events, the environment, Queens Park, etc. Importantly, the Strathbungo Society is not a community council and is not affiliated to any other public or private sector organisation.

The society runs a year-round calendar of events and publishes a quarterly newsletter. An Awards for All grant in 2003 helped fund various heritage programmes. Otherwise, the society is supported by membership subscriptions, newsletter advertising and the odd coins from a grateful community.

Want to help? Get in touch through the contact form. You can also write to us:

6 Moray Place
Strathbungo
Glasgow
G41

Or email k.kane@strath.ac.uk

Click here for the minutes of this year’s AGM.

Click here to view the society’s accounts and the independent auditor’s report.

  1. Frank Johnson
    February 6th, 2011 at 07:26 | #1

    Hi

    A question for the historically minded – my great-grandparents were married at 7 Moray Place, Regents Park, Strathbungo, on 1 April 1875. Can anyone tell me what would have been there then?

    Thanks

    Frank Johnson
    Sydney Australia

  2. Jonathan Patrick
    June 8th, 2011 at 14:56 | #2

    Hi Frank,

    You might want to get in touch with the current owner – David Cook. Address 7 Moray Place, Strathbungo. Scotland, UK G41 2AQ.

    Most of us have the original documents to the house and can tell you who was living there on any particular date over the past 150 years. The house was built in 1860 – a good 15 years before your great grandparents were married.

    Cheers

    Jonathan
    @Frank Johnson

  3. isabel
    July 29th, 2011 at 08:43 | #3

    Hi myself and my family have been living in queen square for 2 years now. We love our home, the surronding areas and the community atmosphere. Unfortunaly, we have had problems with neighbours since we have moved in and recently one of our other neighbours was beaten up by them and myself and partner have been spat upon. Police and community officers are involved but without mentioning any names i was wondering if anyone else has suffered as we have by the same family. Is there someone i/we could speak to within the society that may help?? many thanks x

  4. Jonathan Patrick
    August 10th, 2011 at 05:46 | #4

    Hi Isabel,

    I am more than happy to chat to you about it. You are right in approaching the police in the first instance and I very much hope that it has been resolved now.

    We can certainly post something on the blog about the general issue (no specifics as you mention) and give advice to people on what to do with bad neighbours.

    I do now know of any other similar issue in Strathbungo though I have heard of petty crime in the area.

    cheers

    Jonathan
    @isabel

  5. David Cook
    November 9th, 2011 at 12:03 | #5

    @Frank Johnson

    Frank

    Just picked this up. Bear with me and I’ll check the Title Deeds. The short answer is ‘our house’, built 1859-61. But I’ll look at the titles and tell you who lived there at that time. might take me a while, though.

    David

  6. June 24th, 2012 at 05:45 | #6

    Hi Sharon and Carl,

    Thanks for your hospitality at your “Bungo in the back lanes” event.

    Very professionally organised and implemented.

    Angus

  7. Kenny
    December 23rd, 2014 at 20:48 | #7

    Loch Fyne Shellfish 6 Springhill gardens would like to thank and wish there newly established customers a good Christmas and we will be open tomorrow till lunch time. Still have in stock Loch Fyne Langoustines and crab and lobsters

  8. Maggie Mulligan
    January 1st, 2015 at 13:18 | #8

    Thanks to the family and friends in Queeens Square who hosted the Bungo Bells last night. It was a magical night as usual and I wouldn’t be anywhere else at the bells. Happy New year!x

  9. Doug
    January 18th, 2015 at 19:35 | #9

    Hi David

    The post office directory shows the occupier of 7 Moray Place in 1866-1867 as:
    Walker, David, produce broker, 21 Virginia street;
    bouse, 7 Moray place, Strathbungo.

    My great grandparents were also married there in 1869.

    Did you find any information on why people were being married in your house?

    Regards
    Doug R
    Canada

    @David Cook

  10. Stacey Macintosh
    January 12th, 2017 at 10:18 | #10

    Hi there,

    I’m looking for some advice and direction on replacing my case & sash windows. I live on pollokshaws road, strathbungo.

    Advice on recommended companies & if anyone knows if grants are available and where to go if they do exist.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Stacey.

  11. Heather Alexander
    January 12th, 2017 at 11:26 | #11

    @Stacey Macintosh
    You may find you get more response posting either in the Strathbungo/Shawlands Facebook group or on Streetlife (the latter is very good for finding trades).