David Livingstone Birthplace

Hidden Histories of the River Clyde Project

We partnered with University of Glasgow Centre of Sustainable Solutions on the Hidden Histories of the River Clyde project, which began in June 2021.

Glasgow was a hub of the Scottish and European Enlightenment. Later, it was the second city of the British Empire. Its global intellectual, cultural and economic network, together with its industry, shaped the River Clyde, and its peoples and local environment.

This network will establish new collaboration among arts and humanities scholars, earth and social scientists, local government, museums and community groups. The network will explore how the rise of empire and industrialisation shaped the River Clyde and its surrounding environment.

The project will also map the legacies of empire and industry on the Clyde and its communities in terms of contemporary environmental and social injustices.

The project made it to the finals of the Climate Challenge Cup - find out more www.climatechallengecup.com.

Please also see our other Projects information.


We are very grateful to our key funders the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Historic Environment Scotland and the Scottish Government for their support in helping us deliver the Birthplace Project.

National Lottery Heritage Fund
Scottish Government
Historic Environment Scotland
Note: Please note that David Livingstone Birthplace (and the David Livingstone Trust) is no longer part of National Trust Scotland (NTS). NTS members will therefore no longer receive discounted/free entry to the Birthplace Museum.

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