39th Glasgow Boys' Brigade
Church : Barony Church
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
history of the BB in Glasgow
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39th Glasgow Company, the Boys Brigade was
formed 27 Sept 1886 and was attached to
Barony Church & Sunday School
In session 1931-1932
the company's church changed to The Barony Church
session 1928-1929 the company's
church changed to Gilmorehill Church,
the company closed
Extract from email, John Stewart, Age 83,
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
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.
Church Parade, Dunbar 1952
joint BB camp with 39th BB and the 214th BB
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