Anderston


The Anderston Burgh Police 1824

To the west of the City, the Anderston Burgh Police was formed in 1824.

Although it is not known who the first Superintendent of Police was, he was succeeded in 1828 by Superintendent John Wilson. Wilson was succeeded in turn by:

1829 – Superintendent John Graham

1830 – not known

1832 – Superintendent David McKenzie

1836 – Superintendent George Lamb

1837 – Superintendent Alexander Findlater

1840 – Superintendent Archibald Wilson

1840-46 – Superintrendent George McKay

On 27 July, 1846, the Municipal and Police Extension Act amalgamated Anderston Burgh Police with Glasgow Police and it became ‘B’ or Western Division of that force.