Govanhill: what makes a community?

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[Book abstract:] United We Will Swim: 100 Years of Govanhill Baths, published by Luath Press, documents the rich, diverse and inspiring story of Govanhill Baths and the community that it serves. It includes seven newly commissioned essays, with a foreword by Lesley Riddoch and an introduction by Andrew Johnson, Chair of Govanhill Baths Community Trust. These explore its significance as a historic building, creative hub, a community resource in terms of health and diversity and the grassroots campaign to save it. Throughout the book there personal memories from users of the Baths that have been captured as oral histories, alongside a wealth of images of the building, the people that have used it and objects from the archive.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUnited We Will Swim: 100 Years of Govanhill Baths
EditorsHelen de Main
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherLuath Press Limited
ISBN (Print)9781910745021
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


  • Govanhill
  • community spirit
  • swimming baths
  • oral histories


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