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Father Christmas at Glasgow Christmas Markets 2015

This evening, I am reporting on my trip earlier today into central Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, to search out seasonal decorations and activities.

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Garnethill Synagogue, Glasgow, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on Garnethill Synagogue in the centre of Glasgow, Scotland. Summary facts and information as follows:

  • Opened in 1879 to replace an earlier and smaller synagogue in George Street. At this time the population of Jews in Glasgow city was barely 1000.This was prior to a big uplift in Jewish migration to Scotland in the 1890s.

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This morning, I collected tour group from Park Terrace in Glasgow’s West End at 8.00 am and then embarked on a motor coach tour of key sites associated with Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875). Thomson was possibly the greatest mind in Scottish architecture and obtained the sobriquet ‘Greek’ due to his belief that the architecture of ancient Greece could be the basis of modern architecture. However, Thomson never actually visited Greece.

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