GHA is situated in the leafy south Glasgow suburb of Giffnock.
The club was established by the 2002 merger between Glasgow Southern RFC and Hutchesons’ – Aloysians RFC. The former club was originally known as Clarkston but was renamed in 1995 with the ambition of creating the premier side on the South Side of Glasgow. The latter club was also formed as the result of an earlier merger between the former pupils (FPs) clubs of Hutchesons’ Grammar School and St. Aloysius’ College. The merged club is now firmly established as the premier club on the South Side of Glasgow.
The club plays its home matches at Braidholm, the historic home of Clarkston RFC.