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Gorbals Architecture

Tonight, I am providing information a prospective tour itinerary covering Glasgow’s Gorbals district and environs.

First stop at the People’s Palace (1898) on Glasgow Green. Latter comprises a museum focused on the social history of Glasgow with a winter gardens attached which is home to exotic plants and a cafe.

Read more on Tour Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland…

Allan Pinkerton with Abraham Lincoln.

This evening, I am providing information on Scotsman, Allan Pinkerton (1819-1884) who emigrated to the United States and later founded the  Pinkerton National Detective Agency. The agency’s well-known motto was “We never sleep”.

Read more on Pinkerton’s Glasgow Connection…

British Linen Bank building, Gorbals, Glasgow.

This evening, I am posting information on a newly announced initiative to restore a historic former bank building in the Gorbals, which is situated just south of the River Clyde and within walking distance of central Glasgow, Scotland.

Read more on Restoration of Gorbals Tenement…