This exhibition will take you through the history of the Royal Faculty of Procurators, from its beginnings in the Commissariat Courts, to its function as an organisation serving the needs of the legal profession in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.
Explore the Library's History
From 1668 to the Present Day
The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow is a members' society for Glasgow lawyers and has deep roots in the history of Glasgow. The first records of the Faculty as an organisation date from 1668 but these clearly indicate that it was a body which was incorporated long prior to this.
Video presentation on the
architect Charles Wilson
Presented by Fiona Sinclair, architect
Fiona Sinclair, an expert on the architecture of Charles Wilson, discusses the design of the Royal Faculty of Procurators' library building, talks about Charles Wilson's life and career, and highlights some of Charles Wilson's other work in Glasgow and around Scotland.
Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow
The Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow is a body incorporated prior to 1668 which continues to serve the legal profession in Glasgow and West Central Scotland. The Royal Faculty of Procurators has served the needs of the legal profession in Glasgow for over 350 years and has been a feature of Glasgow life and society for all this time, providing members with access to a large law library with significant holdings, a well-regarded CPD education programme for legal professionals and law students, the services of an auditor and an iconic venue in the city centre for a wide range of events. The Royal Faculty also operates a number of charitable funds for a variety of purposes.