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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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