Basic Site Details

Name: Highland Light Infantry Volunteers Drill Hall
City or county: Glasgow
Country: Scotland
Grid ref:
Notes: DRILL HALL. GLASGOW The new drill hall and headquarters of the 1st V. B. Highland Light Infantry were opened on the 22nd ult, by General Chapman, commanding the Scottish District. The halls are situated at the corner of Hill Street and Rose Street. They have been built from designs prepared by Mr Horatio K Bromhead, The most prominent feature of the structure is the corner tower, in which is provided a house for the caretaker. The main entrance to the halls, which is from Hill Street, leads by an inclined plane of easy gradient to the hall. situated on the upper floor. The hall measures 100 feet by 120 feet long. The walls are pierced with loopholes. and light is supplied from the roof. The roof is constructed of steel. On the ground floor there is a concert hall measuring 68 feet by 40 feet, with retiring rooms adjoining; In the western section of the building. entered from Rose Street, are club-rooms. gymnasium. and reading- room. The east front is devoted to the officers' quarters, which have a separate entrance from Hill Street. Accommodation is also provided. on this floor for the sergeants' mess, staff-sergeants' room, armoury, and quartermaster's office. [Builder 13 February 1897 p 155]

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 21st VBHLI Drill HallYes 
Item 2 of 2Central Drill Halls  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Drill hall  

Street Addresses

The following street addresses are associated with this building:
 AddressMain entrance?Notes
Item 1 of 2Hill StreetYes 
Item 2 of 2Rose StreetYes 


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 11897   


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 2Horatio Kelson BromheadArchitectA1897  
Item 2 of 2John AndersonArchitectA1897 As apprentice to Horatio Kelson Bromhead


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 11st Volunteers Brigade Highland Light Infantry 


Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 1Builder13 February 1897LXXII p155

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1RIBA Archive, Victoria & Albert MuseumRIBA Nomination Papers Horatio Kelson Bromhead: Fv14 p37; John Anderson: L v15 no1092