Hellenic Communities in Scotland
Glasgow's Greek Community of St. Luke
The Hellenic community of Glasgow has been a presence since as far back as the beginning of the 20th century. The vast majority of the community was made up of migrants from Cyprus, who arrived in search of work and a better life. There were also the so-called ‘War Brides’, Greek women who married Scottish soldiers whom they had met during WWII and who returned with them at the end of the war; and Greeks from Egypt who arrived in Glasgow following the Suez Crisis. Also, Glasgow’s universities have always seen a high number of Greek and Cypriot students come and go over the years, and in more recent times, the global financial crisis saw a new wave of immigrants arrive on our shores.