About us

meet the officer

Mr William Graham

William Graham has held the position as Officer of Glasgow Humane Society since 2015. Prior to this he served for over a decade in the British Army with the King’s Own Scottish Borderers and then with 1st Battalion, The Royal Regiment of Scotland serving on operational tours of Kenya, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan . William served initially as an infantry soldier and then became a dog handler where he worked alongside his sniffer dog Lede, who later worked alongside William with the society until he passed in September 2020. William was initially trained by George Parsonage and worked alongside him until George retired in 2019 and took on an advisory role within the Society. William is now the sole employee of the society and oversees the daily running and coordinates his team of volunteers.

Our history

Glasgow Humane Society has been saving lives in and around Glasgow’s waterways since 1790.

A lot has changed in the two centuries since we were founded. To find out more about our history please click here

Honorary President

Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of Glasgow Phillip Braat

The Glasgow Humane Society is honoured to have the Lord Provost of the City of Glasgow as our Honorary President. Through this position we enjoy the continuing support of Glasgow City Council. 

Find out more about the Lord Provost here

Board of Directors

The Glasgow Humane Society is a registered charitable organisation and is overseen by a board of Directors. Key directors are listed below. A full list of Board Memebers can be found here.

  • Mr James Mearns, Chairman of the Board
  • Mr Gordon Goldie, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Mr Matt Horton, Secretary and Treasurer


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