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       39th BB Glasgow

  
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Barony Church
                     History
The Barony congregation of the Church of Scotland was in existence for several hundred years in Glasgow, in the neighbourhood of Glasgow Cathedral. When the old church building was deemed to be in a state of terminal disrepair, the congregation and their minister, the Reverend John Marshall Lang, raised funds for a new building. The new Barony Church, located on the opposite side of Cathedral Square, the site of the former Townhead Gas Works, was opened in 1889. 
In 1985, the final service was held in the church and the building was sold to the University of Strathclyde. After its restoration, for which the University was awarded international prizes, the building came into use as the University's Barony Hall, hosting graduations, examinations and functions. The Barony congregation dispersed in 1985

   

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  Nov. 2016 Extract from email, John Stewart, Age 83, Glasgow, Scotland
 
I was a member of the 70th Glasgow Scouts (McLeod Church, Townhead) they met in St. David's School hall in St. James's Rd. 
  I then joined the 39th Company Boy's Brigade in the Red Barony Church (now a University Building) and became Sgt. Piper and Bugler. 
  I can't remember any other company associated with the Red Barony.  The Captain was Captain Spiers our Minister was the Rev'd Roy Sanderson.
 
39 and 214
  Church Parade, Dunbar 1952  joint BB camp with 39th BB and the 214th BB


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