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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.

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Scotland’s Tree of the Year 2015

This evening my post has an arboreal theme.

In course of a recent visit to Glasgow University I encountered a decorated oak near to Kelvin Way in the Kelvingrove area.

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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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