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Browsing Posts published in January, 2013


Glasgow Trades Hall

This evening, I am posting information on my visit earlier today to the Trades Hall of Glasgow.

The Hall is now owned by independent trustees for the public good but the underlying organisation dates back to medieval times and the Fourteen Incorporated Crafts of Glasgow which are: Hammermen, Tailors, Cordiners, Maltmen, Weavers, Bakers, Skinners, Wrights, Coopers, Fleshers, Masons, Gardeners, Barbers and Bonnetmakers and Dyers. Each year these entities elect the members of the Trades House which began in 1605 as the Deacon Convener’s Council. Before the advent of the Welfare State in Britain this type of organisation played a role in assisting disadvantaged sections of the community and there remain funds available today for educational and other good purposes.

Read more on Visit Glasgow Trades Hall, Visit Scotland…


This evening, I am focusing on the village of Dornie which is located near Kyle of Lochalsh in the Highlands of Scotland. Here are some facts and information cocerning Dornie:

Read more on Visit Dornie, Visit Scotland…


This evening, I am focusing on a fascinating example of 18th century engineering, namely the Maryhill Lock Basin, Glasgow  at the western end of the Forth & Clyde Canal in Scotland.

Read more on Visit Maryhill Locks, Visit Forth & Clyde Canal…