Added TheGlasgowStory: Royal Exchange


Skip Navigation / Jump to Content

Featured Images

NBL Locomotive at Stobcross
NBL Locomotive at Stobcross

Pollok House
Pollok House

Royal Exchange

Glasgow University Library Special Collections, Edwin Law

*Open in New Window
Royal Exchange

Edwin Law's impression of the Royal Exchange, looking west across Queen Street c 1900. The equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington (1844) stands in front. In recent times it has become rare to see the statue without a plastic traffic cone set atop the Duke's head.

The building was originally the home of the "Tobacco Lord" William Cuninghame and was converted by David Hamilton to house the Exchange, 1827-1832. Stirling's Library was relocated in the building from Miller Street in 1954.

Reference: Glasgow University Library Special Collections, e189

Glasgow University Library, Special Collections

Commercial Library, equestrian statues, etchings, Exchanges, libraries, Stirling's Library, Tobacco Lords, tobacco merchants, traffic cones

Quick Search

Photo Album

You have 1 image in your photo album.

View Photo Album

Log-In (Optional)

Not a user? Register now for FREE!

Other Options