Bangladesh association Glasgow (BAG) was established in 1971 during the war of independence of Bangladesh. For decades, Bangladeshis in Glasgow have been participating in activities involving not only the Bangla speaking community but the greater Scottish community. 

There are various different organisations amongst Bangladeshis in Glasgow working together to represent both Bangladeshi and Scottish culture. Dawatul Islam is a religious organisation providing the Islamic religious activities in Glasgow. Bangla Centre is a Bengali school teaching Bangla language to children and celebrates Ekushey February – International Mother Language Day every year. Bangla Biddya Niketon is another Bangla language school in South Glasgow. Unmesh is a Glasgow based cultural & literary group. The objectives of BAG is to bring these organisations into a common platform to improve social cohesion and to bridge with mainstream Scottish society.