The Glasgow West Amnesty local group has been active in the West End of Glasgow since 1975. We meet on the second Thursday of every month to work on Amnesty campaigns, and hold regular fundraising and awareness-raising events.

A photo action for Atena Farghadani
A recent (2016) photo action for Atena Farghadani, who is the artist and political activist who has been sentenced to over 12 years in prison for her satirical cartoons protesting at a bill that seeks to criminalize voluntary sterilization and restrict access to contraception and family planning services.

About us

Glasgow West is a committed and sociable Amnesty local group. We hold monthly meetings and do public awareness-raising through stalls and letter-writing events. Our annual comedy night at the Stand has raised thousands of pounds for Amnesty over the years. Our other main fundraiser is our pub quiz.

Every year some of our members attend the Amnesty UK National Conference and AGM. We set aside group funds to help as many members attend as possible.

New members are very welcome to join us!


We have taken part in many national and international Amnesty campaigns on a wide range of human rights issues. We also campaign on behalf of individuals, such as Ali Aarrass, who has suffered gravely in prison in Morocco.

Group meetings

We meet on the second Thursday of every month at Woodlands Methodist Church.

At a typical meeting we do our campaigning work – mainly writing letters and arranging future events. We sometimes host visiting speakers or run Amnesty workshops. And we almost always fit in a break for a cup of tea.

If you can’t come to our meetings, you’re welcome to stay in touch by signing up for our minutes or coming along to our events.

Where we meet

Woodlands Methodist Church, 229 Woodlands Road, Glasgow G3 6LW (opposite DRAM!). We meet at 7.30pm in the library, on the ground floor (wheelchair accessible).

  • Bus: First no. 4/4A to Woodlands Road or 6/6A to Great Western Road
  • Underground: Kelvinbridge
  • Parking: on Woodlands Road and nearby streets (NB some spaces are metered till 10pm)

Glasgow West is one of dozens of Amnesty local, youth and student groups in Scotland. You can find out more about what Amnesty does in Scotland by visiting our Scottish office.

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