The Sixty Steps - from below
The Sixty Steps - from above
The Sixty Steps - top lamp
The Sixty Steps - side view from below
The Sixty Steps - from above
The Sixty Steps - top steps and dog walker
The Sixty Steps - columns


The Sixty Steps are a much-loved feature of Glasgow's West End. The steps which connect Kelvinside Terrace to Garriochmill Road were designed by Alexander "Greek" Thomson in the 1870s to provide access to the original Queen Margaret Bridge. The bridge across the River Kelvin has since been demolished, and the Greek Thomson Sixty Steps are currently in need of restoration.

Our Aims

The Trust's ultimate objectives are to preserve and restore the steps and gardens for continued public use and enjoyment. Also to refurbish and repair the wall, steps and embellishments as well as to replace the railings and lights.

Latest News

January 2016

The Sixty Steps AGM is on Thursday 11th February, at Kelvinbridge Parish Church, 62 Belmont Street. All Welcome.

2016 AGM

December 2015

The Greek Thomson Sixty Steps Preservation Trust will be taking part in the Queen Margaret Drive Winter Festival this weekend.

Come along to find out about the fascinating history of The Steps and learn about what is being done to restore this Thomson structure which is held in special affection by locals and Greek Thomson enthusiasts alike.

Queen Margaret Drive, 9am to 5pm on Saturday 5th December.

November 2015

Local artist Kristina Dickson recently exhibited her painting of The Sixty Steps at the Thistle Gallery in Park Road ( As the gallery owner, Carol Dunbar said

"Kristina's painting is a truly remarkable piece of mixed media work which deftly captures Thomson's Steps. She has caught their warmth and depth and the juxtaposition of the red and blonde sandstone which typifies much of our West End heritage."

Kristina Dickson painting

August 2015

Volunteers cleaned the overgrown weeds at the top of the steps (click on a photo for the full-size version).

August 2015 cleanup August 2015 cleanup

June 2015

On Sunday 21st June the Sixty Steps had their Annual Open Day from 1pm to 3pm. This was part of the West End Festival. We also had a stall at the Queen Margaret Drive Festival on the same day from 12pm to 5pm.

Photos from the pre-festival clean-up and the festival below.

June 2015 cleanup June 2015 cleanup Queen Margaret Drive Festival 2015 Queen Margaret Drive Festival 2015

May 2015

Hardy volunteers cleaning up in the rain (click on a photo for the full-size version).

May 2015 cleanup


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How To Help

If you would like to become involved in restoring the Sixty Steps please get in touch via our contact page. You can also download and print membership and standing order donation forms from this site.

Further information about Greek Thomson as well as links to our supporters and partner organisations can be found on our links page.