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The Kelpies, Helix Parkland, Scotland

The Kelpies, Helix Parkland, Scotland

This evening, I am reporting today’s small group hike which followed a route covering about 6 miles near Falkirk in the west of Scotland, Falkirk isĀ 20.5 miles north-east of Glasgow.

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Parterre Garden at Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

Parterre Garden at Pollok House, Glasgow, Scotland.

Today, I took the opportunity for a hike around Pollok Park, a 146 hectare/360 acre public space in Glasgow Southside, Scotland.

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Glasgow Necropolis, Scotland

Glasgow Necropolis, Scotland

This evening, I escorted a Scandinavian tour group around Glasgow Necropolis.

This is one of the world’s great burial grounds.

The Necropolis is located close to Glasgow’s 13th century Cathedral. As a burial ground it had its genesis in the 1830s when Glasgow was expanding at a fast rate as a function of the Industrial Revolution.Unhealthy and unsanitary conditions led to a high death rate with which the existing burial grounds were unable to cope.

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