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Mackintosh Church, Glasgow

This evening, I am posting information on the Mackintosh or Queen’s Cross Church in Garscube Road, Glasgow close to the Maryhill area.

The building dates from 1897-9 and, surprisingly for such an elaborate design, was actually commissioned by the conservative, Free Church of Scotland.

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This evening, I am posting information on the professional tapestry weaving which can be viewed in the Nether Bailey of Stirling Castle, one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions.

This project was commissioned by heritage organisation, Historic Scotland for the purpose of decorating, in traditional renaissance style, the recently restored Royal Apartments in the Castle.

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Antonine Wall

Today, I provided a small group tour of highlights of the Antonine Wall in Scotland, a World Heritage Site.

The Antonine Wall was constructed between AD 139 and 142 under Emperor, Titus Aurelius Antoninus. It extends for a length of about 37 miles on a line roughly between modern -day Edinburgh and Glasgow in the south of Scotland.The Wall represented the Northern Frontier of the Roman Empire until Antoninus’s death in AD 161 whereafter Hadrian’s Wall was reinstated as the Northern Frontier, some 100 miles south.The Wall was constructed on a 14 ft wide stone base on which sat a turf built rampart, possibly ten feet high.

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