Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

Buchanan Street, Glasgow, Scotland.

This evening, I am focusing on Glasgow, Scotland’s largest with a population of about 600,000 and a history dating back about 1500 years to the time of St. Mungo, the Patron Saint of Glasgow.

Historically, Glasgow’s prosperity grew from the tobacco industry (18th century) and then heavy industry during the Industrial Revolution (19th century.)

Key visitor sites include:

  • Glasgow Cathedral which dates from the 13th century and survived the Reformation relatively intact.  Close by is Provand’s Lordship, Glasgow’s oldest house dating from 1471.
Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

Glasgow Cathedral, Scotland

  • Glasgow Necropolis, a 19th century burial ground close to the Cathedral which  is famous for its collection of elaborate monuments and mausolea.
Glasgow Necropolis

Glasgow Necropolis

  • Glasgow City Chambers, the town hall administration centre where granite, marble and mosaics are combined to stunning effect in the interior.
Glasgow City Chambers, Scotland.

Glasgow City Chambers, Scotland.

  • George Square, with multiple statues of royalty, soldiers, poets, engineers and many others. On the tallest plinth, is the statue of poet and author Sir Walter Scott.
George Square, Glasgow, Scotland.

George Square, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Walkways along the River Clyde  with views of the Squinty Bridge and Squiggly Bridge, both 20th century.

Video clip of central Glasgow from River Clyde.

Squinty Bridge over River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland

Squinty Bridge over River Clyde, Glasgow, Scotland

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland.

House for an Art Lover, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Glasgow’s old Tobacco Quarter including the 18th century  Tobacco Merchant’s House  in Miller Street.
City Merchant's House, Glasgow, Scotland.

City Merchant’s House, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • The Gorbals district, a former deprived area with its transforming architecture.
Gorbals architecture, Glasgow, Scotland

Gorbals architecture, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Pollok House, an elegant 18th century house set in beautiful parkland.
Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Highland Cows at Pollok Park.
Highland Cows at Pollok Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

Highland Cows at Pollok Park, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Roman Baths at Bearsden on the line of the 2nd century AD, Antonine Wall. This site dates from the 2nd century, A.D.
Roman Baths at Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland

Roman Baths at Bearsden, Glasgow, Scotland

  • Visit  Glasgow University which has a lineage dating back 550 years. .
Glasgow University, Scotland.

Glasgow University, Scotland.

  • Crookston Castle, Glasgow’s last remaining castle and the second oldest building in Glasgow.
Crookston Castle, Glasgow, Scotland

Crookston Castle, Glasgow, Scotland

  • People’s Palace and Winter Gardens at Glasgow Green with emphasis on lives of ordinary working people.
People''s Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland.

People”s Palace and Winter Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • Range of museums and art galleries including Kelvingrove and Riverside.
Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

Riverside Museum, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • A special, themed tour for persons wishing to connect with the city’s Jewish heritage.
Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow, Scotland.

Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow, Scotland.

  • A whisky themed tour at Auchentoshan Distillery.
Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow, Scotland.

Auchentoshan Distillery, Glasgow, Scotland.

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