Coronavirus has affected every part of society and the Merchants House reacted quickly to the crisis.

Thanks to some advance planning, very quickly arrangements were made for all staff to work from home and all meetings are now held by conference call. Our hall letting activity has been paused until the government restrictions are lifted. I am pleased to report that the majority of our clients have requested that their events be postponed, rather than cancelled

Our Grants Committee are actively looking at how best we might help those adversely affected financially due to the virus and I will report further as decisions are taken.

The situation is serious, but I am in no doubt that the Merchants House will continue to provide much-needed charitable support in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.