Glasgow Gurudwara, largest in Scotland, is a marvel


Scotland is home to around 20,000 Sikhs, with the majority of them living in the Glasgow area. The first Gurdwara was opened in the Gorbals during the 1950s. When in May 2016, the Glasgow Gurudwara, largest in Scotland, opened to public, it quick became a hit among NRI Punjabis.

It is situated on Berkeley Street in the Finnieston area of the city. Most of the £8m construction cost was collected through donations by the community.

Address: 137 Berkeley Street, Glasgow, G3 7HY

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The grand opening in last May was attended by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and a host of other dignitaries.

The Gurudwara is open to all communities and it can cover 1500 people at a time. It also have classrooms, library, an office and a ceremonial pool. It will be made available to the general public when it is not needed for worship.

Almost all of the material used in the construction of the Gurdwara was imported from India.

As well as being Scotland’s largest Sikh temple, it is also the largest religious building of any kind in Glasgow and thought to be one of the largest in the country.

The temple will be able to hold 1500 worshippers, and will also contain classrooms, a library, an office and a ceremonial pool.

It will be open to all to come and eat seven days a week.