Those of you who came on walks in 2012 will know it was my intention to continue the series, working our way back in time, until we ended with a tour of the Necropolis. The tour series stalled in August and I'm sorry to say it won't be resuming in the short term. I've had to suspend my tours of the city for the moment. If I can resume them you'll find out here. In the meantime, thanks to those who have joined me on walks over the past 20-odd years .
Posted on January 24, 2013 at 0:07
It's Christmas, and as usual, Glasgow City Council has a present for us. And, you've guessed, it's an empty space where a building of note used to stand.
Thanks to Urban Glasgow for this informatoive thread: http://ning.it/U1qAsx
Posted on December 31, 2012 at 23:44 — 3 Comments
During our recent walk from Blythswood Square to George Square I had to admit ignorance on the origin of the name Hope Street. All I could offer on the subject was that the name had been changed at some point from Copenhagen Street.
That original name was, I believe, given in honour of the Battle of Copenhagen (2 April 1801), when the British navy defeated a Danish-Norwegian force, and Nelson famously held his telescope to his blind eye. But why would that be…Continue
Posted on July 9, 2012 at 19:07
This year's NGS Guided Tour schedule starts today, Sunday 22 January. The year of tours will look at Glasgow's history roughly in reverse, with walks outside the city centre working our way to where it all began at the Cross and Cathedral.
Today is a scene-setter, and takes place outside the mediaeval city but in the most central shopping area. We start at St Enoch and will walk up Buchanan Street, looking at locations and buildings which the other tours will…Continue
Posted on January 22, 2012 at 10:45