Langside is an area in the south side of Glasgow. (For more information about this area, see Gerald Blaikie’s article, ‘Langside & Battlefield. Illustrated Guide‘ on the ScotCities website.) Members of this society were most likely part of the congregation of the Langside Hill United Free Church. (For more information about this church, see ‘Langside Hill Church‘ on The Glasgow Story website).
There is little currently known about this society. The only evidence we have to date comes from the syllabus of another literary group, the Queen’s Park U. P. Church Young Men’s Institute, which lists the date on which the Langside Hill U.P Church Literary Institute was scheduled to participate in a joint debate with them (see below).
Date of Existence
Source of Information
(Listed as having a joint debate with the Queen’s Park U. P. Church Young Men’s Institute on 25 November 1901: ‘Syllabus’, 1901-1902, Queen’s Park U. P. Church Young Men’s Literary Institute (Glasgow City Archives, Mitchell Library, Glasgow, Queen’s Park, St. George’s UP, UF Church, Literary Institute syllabus, 1875-1912)
Glasgow City Archives
See also Queen’s Park, St. George’s UP, UK Church Literary Institute with whom this society held a joint debate.