10 September 2018 (Mon-Sun 10am-5pm)
16 September 2018 (Tours available on request; 15-30 minutes)
Visit Scotland’s first purpose-built Sikh Gurdwara, the hub of the Scottish Sikh community. It is a place where people can congregate to practice their faith, gain religious and social education, learn music, eat, and quite importantly, socialise.
For over 3 decades the Gurdwara has opened its door to the wider community offering food for all walks of life regardless of their colour, cast, creed or religion. It has served as an educational facility to schools from all over Scotland, given Scots the opportunity to see what Sikhism is, where it comes and what it represents. Both Sikhs and Scots are well known for their commitment to charity work, entrepreneurship and community spirit. To accommodate the growing number of Glasgow’s Sikh population, on the site of the Gurdwara’s commercial car park which was originally Glasgow’s old Eye Infirmary, the new Gurdwara was built. The foundation brick was laid on April 13th 1999 with actual work commencing officially in November 2010. In 2016, the Phase One build of the New Central Gurdwara Singh Sahba was completed. The Scottish Sikh community embarked upon a pioneering journey in completing phase one of the £8.5 million project which proudly sits as Scotland’s largest, purpose built Gurdwara, altering Glasgow’s skyline forever. The completed Gurdwara has by far exceeded the Sangat’s expectations in its grandeur and presence. Its architectural significance alone has changed Glasgow’s iconic skyline forever with the Gold Dome glistening in the skyline.
Tours available on request; 15-30 minutes
Booking not required
Tour meeting point: Foyer on the Ground Floor
Accessibility: There is an external ramp with large single and double doors. There is also a lift to all levels.
Footwear is not permitted on the top floor.
Architect: Calford Seadon
Building Date: 2016