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Tour group at Glasgow Necropolis.

This evening, I am reporting on today’s custom tour of Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city.

First, to Glasgow Cathedral, which dates from the 13th-15th centuries, albeit on a much older Christian site possibly dating back to the 6th century AD. Architecture style is Romanesque. Now used for Presbyterian worship the Cathedral was originally part of the Roman Catholic Church when it was described by the Pope as “a special daughter of the Roman Church”.

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White Cart Water at Paisley, Scotland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Edinburgh and drove south-west with first stop at the Scottish country town of Biggar where we availed of refreshments.

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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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