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Browsing Posts published in February, 2016

Bearsden Roman Bath House, Scotland

This evening, I am focusing on the Roman Bath-House at Bearsden, about six miles north of  Glasgow. This was discovered as recently as 1973.

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Founding ofGlasgow University, 1451

This afternoon, I joined a guided tour of Glasgow University. Summary information as follows:

  • Founded 1451 on order of Pope Nicholas following an initiative by King James II (Scotland) and Bishop William Turnbull.First classes were held in Glasgow Cathedral until relocation to purpose-built building in High Street in 1460 where it remained for the next four centuries. A new building was constructed on what was a greenfield site in Glasgow’s West End to where the institution relocated in 1870 and has remained ever since.

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Dunstaffnage Castle, Oban, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Dunstaffnage Castle near Oban on the west of Scotland.

This unusual name is derived from the Old Norse stafr meaning staff. Dun=fort so the word translates as ‘fort on the staff ness’.

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