26th July 2023
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26th July 2023
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12th July 2023
Members are reminded that the club will close for annual maintenance from Monday 17 July to Wednesday 26 July, inclusive. During this time, arrangements have been made for members to access the Western Baths Club. Please ensure you have your door entry card to hand to present on arrival. James Findlay General Manager
6th July 2023
As part of the constitutional review, members should have received a membership survey.
22nd May 2023
Reminder to members of the 153rd AGM of the Arlington Baths Club.
8th May 2023
Read the latest news from the Arlington.
27th February 2023
Read the latest news from the club.
13th February 2023
News from the General Manager.
19th October 2022
Further to the current swimming pond closure, we anticipate that the pond will re-open, subject to a positive microbiological reading, on Friday 21 October at 6.30am.
10th October 2022
Arrangements have been confirmed with the Western Baths, that club members may, from TUESDAY 11 OCTOBER, use the swimming pool facilities only, during the period of pool closure
7th October 2022
Due to unforeseen circumstances, we regret to inform members that the pool will be closed from 12pm today.
16th September 2022
As we look forward to welcoming Glasgow Doors Open Day festival visitors this weekend, here is a quick look back at the works undertaken to improve the club since we first took part in the festival 12 years ago.
15th September 2022
Dear member You will be aware of the Government announced public holiday of national mourning which is being held on the day of the Queen’s funeral. You may also know many public organisations, leisure facilities, shops and venues will also be closed. On this exceptional occasion therefore, we are closing to allow our staff to have a day off with their friends and families. Normal arrangements will continue thereafter. General Manager
11th September 2022
The Club has gone from strength to strength in the past 12 years. Our treasurer Tim Pearson has been doing some number crunching.
7th May 2022
Update on the lower showers refurbishment.
29th January 2022
Work will soon start on the lower showers find out more...
1st November 2021
Dear member Just a quick note to let you know the club will now open half an hour earlier during the week. From Monday 1 November we’ll be open at 6.30am Monday to Friday. Best wishes Gordon McDougall Chairman
30th September 2021
For Sporting Heritage Day, we proudly present Battle of the Bathmasters! A dramatisation of a 1879 media spat and a public contest of women's swimming skills!
26th July 2021
This weekend is the 150th anniversary of the opening of our doors.
19th July 2021
It is 150 years since we opened our doors. Find out about the packed weekend of activities we have planned.
18th July 2021
On August 1st it is 150 years since we opened our doors. We have a bumper weekend of celebrations planned.
18th July 2021
Read the latest changes to the way the club will operate.
10th June 2021
As part of our 150th anniversary celebrations we are holding a children's art competition and exhibition. Find out more.
4th June 2021
Read about the changes to the way the Club can operate as Glasgow moves into level 2 overnight.
23rd April 2021
As country moves back into level 3, the club will reopen on Monday 26th April 07:00. Please keep checking the website and social media feeds for further updates
23rd February 2021
Read the latest update from the club chairman on the route to wards re-opening.
22nd December 2020
It’s been the toughest of years 2020, but thankfully it’ll soon be over. And it’s good to see vaccinations being rolled out. The club will be closing at 4pm on Christmas Eve and open again in around 3 weeks time if restrictions are eased.
8th December 2020
The First Minister confirmed today that Glasgow will return to Level 3, meaning gyms and pools will be allowed to reopen. The Club intends to reopen at 18:00 Friday 11 December.
4th December 2020
Looking for a Christmas gift? this year a range of stocking fillers including new mugs featuring the traditional hand painted signs from around the pond. All proceeds go to our restoration fund.
18th November 2020
3rd November 2020
In November we’re usually gearing up to welcome readers and writers into the Baths as part of Book Week Scotland. Sadly we can’t do that this year but here’s a few events that might be of interest, including launches and a discussion event from our regular Book Week Scotland collaborators Ringwood Publishing.
8th September 2020
The club takes part in the Doors Open Day festival each year. This year it will be a little different! We have created a self walking tour of some of the founders of the baths and a virtual tour of the building.
2nd September 2020
45 years ago this month, Rudolf Nureyev. one of the greatest ballet dancer visited the baths.
31st August 2020
Today's press coverage of the re-opening of indoor pools and gyms in Scotland,
30th August 2020
The club gets a mention on the eve of reopening in the sermon from St Mary's Cathedral.
24th August 2020
Details of the new arrangements for using the club.
20th August 2020
Statement from the Chairman on the plans to re-open the Baths.
29th July 2020
Listen the the chairman of the baths discussing the challenges of lockdown with Heart Radio.
13th July 2020
Courtney Cameron from STV News visits the Arlington and interviews some members about what we love about the baths in our 150th year,
12th July 2020
A big thank you to local representatives Pauline McNeil MSP and Patrick Grady MP who have lodged motions in Holyrood and Westminster in support of the baths historic contribution to life in the city on our 150th year.
11th July 2020
Listen to Bath’s Chairman Gordon McDougall on BBC Good Morning Scotland.
11th July 2020
Here are some pictures of the socially distanced outdoor coffee and birthday cake to celebrate our foundation on 11th July 1870
11th July 2020
150 years ago today a group of Glaswegian gentlemen came together to form a company to construct a swimming pool on Arlington Street. Today the baths endures as the oldest swimming club in the UK. Our history group have been researching the founding of the club and the men behind it.
10th July 2020
An impromptu birthday gig for the baths from Jenn Butterworth and Laura-Beth Salter.
9th July 2020
Founded on the 11th July 1870, the Arlington Baths Club is still run and owned by members. Help us celebrate our 150th year.
9th May 2020
Remembering some Second World War stories from the Arlington Baths this weekend.
26th April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Lucy Janes is involved in the club’s History Group and is a member of our elected board. She joined around 10 years ago, after visiting on Doors Open Day
15th April 2020
As families recovered from the second world war, a new threat hit the country. A viral epidemic spread and cost lives until a vaccine was found. History Group Volunteer Will Jess looks at how members and the club copied with the polio outbreak...
12th April 2020
We’re asking what people love about the baths and we’d love to share your memories of gala days and competitions. Especially if you were one of these daring young men on our flying trapeze! Drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll add it to all the others we’re sharing online.
10th April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. The club may be a Grade A listed building of historic significance, but it would be nothing without members and loyal staff who make it extra special. Most have met our Deputy General Manager James Findlay, some will even remember the young graduate just out of Langside College...
9th April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Lots of people use the club for lot of reasons. Some never venture upstairs to our gym, some spend all their time in our Turkish Suite. And some, like Colin Fergus Smith are a more likely to be found in our Members Lounge than our pond...
8th April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. A few years ago the BBC documentary Pleasure Palace introduced the club to television viewers. And as Clare McCann told us, one star of the programme was close to many members...
7th April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. For Colin and Sandie Scott, diving in to the baths really was a family affair. Colin told us why they’re sticking with us...
6th April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. A club that’s 150 years old has a wealth of stories waiting to be told. Our History Group volunteers are passionate about our architecture, our membership and a social history that span the generations. The current pandemic isn’t of course the first crisis in a century and a half, both World Wars had a devastating impact on many families. Lucy Janes delved into our archive to discover how people coped during the Second World War and how the generosity of members saw their club through the conflict...
4th April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Many Arlington families can trace membership back through the generations. Lynsey Smith is from one of those. In fact as one of our water babies, it seems she almost learned to swim before she learned to walk. And she’s sticking with us...
4th April 2020
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Board have been looking at the Bath's finances and have made arrangements for the payment of fees.
3rd April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. One by one, Glasgow’s Victorian bathing complexes went to the wall. But after a well known Eastend members club collapsed, Alistair Macnaughton moved westward. And he’s sticking with us...
2nd April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Having joined last September, Ruby Alden-Gibson and Martyn Cook are amongst our newest members. Books and bathing go hand in hand for them. And as full time Trade Unionists, they’re sticking with us to support our staff...
1st April 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Karen Willey and Simon Dell met twenty-eight years ago, but Simon’s mother Muriel encouraged Karen to start another love affair...
31st March 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Patricia Fort is a retired British Rail Civil Engineer and she is one of the Arlington’s ‘early birds’. She’s as passionate about cycling as she is about swimming, not to mention the odd shower or two... She joined 23 years ago and told us why she’s sticking with us...
30th March 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. It’s fair to say that CalMac marketing boss Andrew Macnair has a certain affinity with water, when he isn’t floating about in our pond, he’s likely to be bobbing about on a boat. He joined in 2017 and told us why he’s sticking with us...
29th March 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. When Tracy Burnett moved back to Glasgow, she made a happy discovery and a chunk of new friends. She joined with her family in 2010 and told us why they’re sticking with us.
28th March 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Marion Gardyne may have retired from teaching, but she’s as busy as ever producing art that’s been exhibited all over the city and in the club. Marion first joined in 2001, took a wee break to travel, then dived straight back in on her return. It’s fair to say she’s missing us and she’s sticking with us.
27th March 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Fiona Macdonald works with Public Health Scotland and her husband Keith, works with Médecins Sans Frontières. Fiona joined in 1991 when she moved to Glasgow as a graduate. Twenty years later Keith was told - you’re joining the club...
26th March 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. First elected in 2015, Patrick Grady is our local MP. He sees chilling out in the club as a perfect way to relax after the hurly-burly of politics in Westminster. He joined two years ago and told us why he’s decided to stick with us...
25th March 2020
We’re asking people what they love about the baths. Lynn Henderson is head of the PCS Union in Scotland and her partner Dave Moxham is Deputy General Secretary of the STUC. They’ve been club members for 7 years and told us why they’ve decided to stick with us...
21st March 2020
19th March 2020
COVID-19 POOL CLOSING UPDATE
17th March 2020
Advice on visiting and using the baths during the on going COVID19 pandemic.
18th January 2020
The Baths has had many Burns Nights over its 150 year history but it's been wee while since we had one. It’s almost on Burns Night, so on Friday 24th January at 7.00pm. We’ll have traditional haggis, neeps and tatties as well as other delicious culinary delights. Guests are especially welcome, so do bring a pal or two, introduce them to the baths and get to know some other members over a drink and some food. If you feel like reciting some poetry there will be time for that too.
19th April 2019
Notice is hereby given of the Club's 149th Annual General Meeting. The AGM will take place in the Club on Wednesday 5th June 2019 at 7.00pm. Members are requested to attend.
12th January 2019
The Club is running the Royal Life Saving Society UK National Lifeguard course from Monday 18th February - Saturday 23rd February. The RLSSUK qualification is the most widely recognised lifesaving course in the UK & Ireland.
5th November 2018
From Monday 19th November to Saturday 24th November, we're taking part in Book Week Scotland again, and there are even more events to choose from. A jam packed programme exploring: Glasgow, Scottish identity, what makes the modern family, women spies, creative writing tips and even poetry responding to the writing of Muriel Spark in this the centenary year of her birth. There will be, readings, book sales and signings at all the events, and a short tour of the Baths at 6pm each day. All free!
13th April 2018
The Baths is very pleased to be hosting the phenomenal Lost Glasgow exhibition from 28th April to 3rd June 2018. Lost Glasgow chronicles in pictures the amazing story of our city from grand buildings to domestic scenes.
9th March 2018
We've opened a small library with books and games for members to enjoy in the Baths.
28th December 2017
Listen again to talks on swimming suffragettes, supernatural sleuths and novel inspiration. Recorded during Book Week Scotland 2017 at the Arlington Baths Club.
23rd December 2017
Opening hours for the Arlington Baths Club from 23 December 2017 to 2 January 2018.
14th November 2017
An exhibition at the Arlington Baths will display collages inspired by Glasgow’s magnificent Victorian architecture, including features from the Arlington Baths’ building. Artist Marion Gardyne creates works using photographs taken with her ‘sketchbook’ camera of iconic Glasgow buildings. Art and architecture merge in her work and results in quirky, kaleidoscopic, 3D-effect collages. She has created new bespoke collages illustrating some of the details of the magnificent Category A listed Victorian building.
3rd October 2017
We're taking part in Book Week Scotland for the first time with a series of free talks, readings, signings and chats. Book Week Scotland is a nationwide celebration of books and reading from Monday 27 November to Sunday 3 December 2017. There will be book sales and signings at all the events, and a short tour of the Baths at 6pm each day.
art work by Marion Gardyne