The Lighthouse crowned Best Cultural Venue 2019

Image left - right: Mairi Scott, Stacey Saddler, Theresa Searle, Notabo Mbulani

The Lighthouse was crowned Best Cultural Venue of 2019 at The Glasgow Awards. The awards ceremony took place on Monday, 17th June, in the Marriott Hotel. 

The Glasgow Awards aim to showcase key figures and institutions that enhance the city’s reputation nationally and internationally. Glasgow is well known for its friendly people, whose creative thinking and innovative spirit bring them at the forefront of the business field they operate within.

The city’s lively atmosphere makes Glasgow a top destination for visitors who seek to spend some time relaxing by exploring the city’s rich heritage. Being the biggest city in Scotland, Glasgow attracts some of the most famous festivals and shows that keep the city alive all year round.

The awards recognise everyone that make Glasgow so special, from restaurants that serve delicious and unique dishes, bars and clubs that ensure unforgettable nights, museums, shopping centres as well as charities and community initiatives that contribute to making our future brighter.

The Lighthouse was a finalist in the Best Cultural Venue category along with many fantastic venues across the city, all voted for by the public:

  • The Briggait
  • Glasgow Film Theatre
  • Tramway
  • St Andrew's in the Square
  • Garnethill Multicultural Centre
  • St Francis Centre
  • CCA Glasgow
  • Trongate 103
  • House for an Art Lover

CCA Glasgow were awarded Highly Commended Cultural Venue.

The Lighthouse took home the award for Best Cultural Venue, a very deserving winner.

About The Lighthouse

The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, is a visitor centre, exhibition space and events venue situated in the heart of Glasgow, just off the Style Mile. The Lighthouse acts as a beacon for the creative industries in Scotland and promotes design and architecture through a vibrant programme of exhibitions and events.

Formerly housing The Glasgow Herald, The Lighthouse was the first public commission completed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and is the perfect place to begin a Mackintosh tour of Glasgow.

From 1999 until 2009 The Lighthouse was under the management of The Lighthouse Trust. Ownership of The Lighthouse transferred to Glasgow City Council in 2010 and remains an asset of Glasgow City Council today.