Bishop Wishart Warrior and Kingmaker


Walking Tour

Glasgow Cathedral front entrance Castle Street G4 0QZ

Just over seven hundred years ago a stormy Scottish night in 1286 was the catalyst that shaped the course of Scottish politics, changing the lives of many millions in the process. This is the story of Robert Wishart, Bishop of Glasgow.

Robert Wishart, Bishop of Glasgow, became one of the leading statesmen on the side of William Wallace and Robert Bruce in Scotlands war of independence and his defaced tomb lies in the crypt of Glasgow Cathedral.

Our walk will look at Wishart’s story which extends back to the latter half of the 13th Century, when he became one of the six Guardians of Scotland after the death of King Alexander III in 1286, and the subsequent death of his heir, Margaret, the Maid of Norway in 1290.

Bishiop Wishart, who was an adviser and supporter to men such as William Wallace and Robert the Bruce in their campaigns against Edward, is barely mentioned in the annals of Scottish history.

This walk will tell the story of Robert Wishart the warrior bishop of Glasgow.

Number in Brochure: 128

Tour Times

Sat 2pm & 4pm; 40 minutes


Full Disabled Access

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): High Street

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply


Bishop Wishart Warrior and Kingmaker

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Bishop Wishart Warrior and Kingmaker
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