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

Or email

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


    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?


    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.


    @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.



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

    @Frank Johnson


    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.


  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.


  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?

    Doug R

    @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.


  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).

  12. Sarah
    December 5th, 2017 at 22:37 | #12

    Hi I know this is not exactly a Strathbungo question but I know that a lot of you are historians, Can anyone tell me the history of Leithgton Avenue in Shawlands will all those 1960’s type buildings, anything you can tell me about them. Oh also is it a nice wee area to live, I do know its not far from Strathbungo :-) Looking for the history etc.

    • Heather Alexander
      December 6th, 2017 at 10:38 | #13

      I’ll pass this to our resident historian but you may find you get some responses posting in the Strathbungo/Shawlands Community Facebook group if you haven’t already…

  13. Sarah
    December 6th, 2017 at 14:22 | #14

    thank you kindly Heather :-)

  14. Andrew Downie
    December 10th, 2017 at 21:33 | #15

    Don’t know much but you could start here

    Shame you can’t see the photos anymore. The thread also goes on to mention Elgin Villas, which turned out to be the home of Daniel McNicol, who built Regent Park Square and half of Queen Square in Strathbungo.

  15. Marese
    December 30th, 2017 at 12:26 | #16

    Hi there,
    Just wondering if there will be a Bungo at the Bells celebration to see in 2018?

    • Heather Alexander
      December 31st, 2017 at 11:50 | #17

      Yes indeed – 11.45pm at corner of Moray Place and Queen Square!

  16. cathie
    March 13th, 2018 at 18:58 | #18

    Hi all. I just came across this website. I live in Devon and after 25+ years planning to return to live in my home city of Glasgow some time hopefully this year. I am hoping to find a 2/3 bed flat somewhere in the Strathbungo area (in the 3/4 streets off Moray Place. My question is – is there a risk of flooding in really heavy rain in the lower ground/basement properties there? And, how did these properties fair in the particularly heavy snow/defrost the country had recently? Any information from those who live there really welcome. Thanks. Cathie

  17. Andrew Downie
    March 13th, 2018 at 21:36 | #19

    Not aware of flooding ever being an issue. Best bet for current information is the Strathbungo and Shawlands Community Group Facebook page, a mine of current information.
    And regarding your final question, we built lots of snowmen and enjoyed great sledging in Queens Park. What else?