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Defunct Drydock at Govan

Defunct Drydock at Govan, River Clyde

This evening, I am focusing on Govan which is a very old community opposite the confluence of the Rivers Clyde and Kelvin. The site of Govan Old Church may date back to the 6th century (as a Christian site) and possibly earlier. Judging from evidence of carved medieval stones (on display in the Old Church) Govan may well have been the base of a local royal line or power centre during the 9th-11th centuries before being eclipsed by Glasgow.

Read more on Visit Govan, Visit Glasgow…

Life Court, Klevingrove

Life Court, Klevingrove, Glasgow

This evening, I am focusing on one of Scotland’s top cultural and learning establishments, namely the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (“Kelvingrove”).

Kelvingrove was incepted in late Victorian times when Glasgow was at its commercial peak as the ‘Second City of the (British) Empire.

Read more on Visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Visit Glasgow…

Billy Connelly Mural, Anderston

Billy Connelly Mural, Anderston, Glasgow

Early this afternoon, I cycled down to Glasgow to find and photograph a mural dedicated to one of the best known sons of Glasgow, namely Billy Connolly or the ‘Big Yin’. This world famous entertainer once worked as a welder in Glasgow shipyards before he went on to develop a career as a musician, comedian and actor.

Read more on Connect With Billy Connolly, Connect With Glasgow…