Friends of

Glasgow Royal Infirmary


Friends of GRI was established in May 2020 to celebrate the rich history of Glasgow Royal Infirmary (GRI). GRI is the oldest hospital in Glasgow; it opened in 1794! Our largest, current project is a small medical museum, which will be open to the public, and will focus on the impact GRI has had on medicine worldwide. During our efforts with this, we have uncovered several items of historical interest which we hope to be able to restore in order that we can display these. The charity aims to make this history accessible to the public through the museum and a series of online (and hopefully in person eventually) events commemorating people and discoveries associated with the hospital. We also have a series of smaller projects focussing on sustainability and enhancement of the workplace environment; these include a rainbow garden and bee hives situated in a secret location on site.

Our Projects