Book Now! Guided Walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail

by | Feb 28, 2022 | News

Join us on a guided walk of the Garnethill Refugee Trail on Sunday 10th April, led by staff from the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre and Scottish Jewish Archives Centre. The trail reveals places in Garnethill that are connected with Jewish refugees who came to Glasgow from Europe before, during and after the Second World War. Find out where children from the Kindertransport stayed, and learn about the house on Sauchiehall street where refugees were able to meet and mix with local people – and much more!

For more information and to book:

Cost: £5 (£4 for SJAC Friends)

Time: 2pm – 4pm

If you can’t make the tour, the Garnethill Refugee Trail is available as a self-guided walk on our website: or download the leaflet from our website:

Background to the Trail

When Hitler became Chancellor of Germany in 1933, thousands of Jewish and non-Jewish refugees fled from the Nazi regime to the United Kingdom and neighbouring European countries. Committees in the UK began raising funds for Jews in Germany, and some Jewish people were helped to escape, using schemes such as the Domestic Visa to work in Britain. Following the violent anti-Jewish events known as Kristallnacht in 1938, the UK Government agreed to take in 10,000 unaccompanied children up to the age of 17 on the Kindertransport scheme. Each child had to be sponsored. Hundreds of these children came to Scotland and many stayed in the Garnethill area.


The Garnethill Refugee Trail was created as part of the development of the Scottish Jewish Heritage Centre, funded by: The National Lottery Heritage Fund; The Association of Jewish Refugees; The Wolfson Family Charitable Trust; The Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Edinburgh; The Architectural Heritage Fund – William Grant Foundation; and Community Security Trust.

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