This morning, I first visited Glasgow Necropolis to obtain information for my separate GlasgowAncestry blog. I always this burial ground a fascinating place whose memorial stones provide a fascinating insight in to Victorian Glasgow which at the time was powering ahead and aspired to status of second city of the (British) Empire. It is mainly the wealthy elite who could afford memorials and they record a wide range of business activities from cotton manufacturer to railway contractor to merchant (seemingly a catch all term for businessman) to traders with the West Indies-plus many more categories.
After the Necropolis I journeyed over to the West End to fulfil a long-standing ambition to tour Glasgow University, one of Scotland’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Tours are provided every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. As no one else turned up I had benefit of a private tour albeit shortened because some of the main buildings were in use for various functions. However, I did obtain a good overview of the site.