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This evening, I am posting a video clip of the specially constructed building located in Pollock Country Park, Glasgow. This houses the world famous Burrell Collection comprising some 8000 items of art and antiquity spanning thousands of years.

The collection was assembled by Sir William Burrell in the first half of the 20th century using proceeds from the sale of a shipping business in 1916. The collection was donated to the City of Glasgow in 1944.

For anyone visiting Glasgow , especially those with an interest in art or antiques, a visit is strongly recommended. Entrance is free.

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This morning I visited the valley of the White Cart Water (river) at Busby Glen Park, Glasgow.

Key driver for my visit was to photograph the mass of bluebells which are now in seasonal bloom.

Although now a quiet area for relaxation, in the 18th and 19th centuries this was a hive of activity centred on water powered mills used in the cotton industry. Just close by are the remains of an iron age fort dating back about 2000 years providing evidence of the long era of occupation by man.

The name Busby would imply a Scandinavian origin as ‘by’ usually indicates a farm/settlement dating to the Viking era.

A very interesting spot offering much for nature lovers, photographers, archaeologists and students of industrial history.

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This afternoon, I paid a visit to Pollock House, Glasgow. This is the ancestral home of the Maxwell family and dates from the mid 18th century. My visit focused on the exterior and in particular the formal gardens which are very colourful at this time of year.

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