The Trades Hall was built in 1791 by Robert Adam .
It was built to serve as a Public Hall and meeting place for the City of Glasgow’s Trades House and 14 Incorporated Crafts.
The Trades House still meets in the building today.
Recent research has shown that this magnificent building on Glassford Street has witnessed events that literally shaped our Club’s history.
1873 saw the The Rangers first Annual Gathering.
20th August 1887. Saw The Rangers open first Ibrox with a game against Preston North End.
That evening to mark the event the Club held a dinner in Ancell’s Restaurant which was part of the Trades Hall. Our Founder Peter McNeil read a rousing speech in which he said.
” I have been a member of the Rangers since it was first ushered into the world and i cannot recollect and event which will bear comparison with today”.
Other landmark events to be held in Trades House were.
1st June 1899. William Wilton nominated as Club Manager.
20th September 1899. The first meeting of Rangers Football Club as a Limited Company.
12th June 1900. The first AGM of Rangers FC as a Limited Company.
Guided Tours of The Trades Hall are held every Tuesday and can be arranged by calling:
0141 552 2418 Option 1.