“LET GLASGOW FLOURISH” is the motto for Glasgow and flourish it has in the past few centuries with its Tobacco Trade and celebrated Clyde Shipbuilding. It is the largest city in Scotland and has a thriving cultural scene. It is home to many architectural treasures by Charles Rennie Macintosh and also other fine buildings by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thompson, of lesser fame but great ability. Glasgow is only 50 minutes by train from Edinburgh so it is easily accessible for a day’s visit. There is a preserved Tenement from the Victorian era and the Cathedral should be seen with the neighbouring Acropolis and Provand’s Lordship – the oldest existing building in the city.
Have a stroll through the classic buildings of Park Circus originally housing the Tobacco Lords homes. End up at the entrance to Kelvingrove Park with its panorama of the West End of Glasgow. which includes Glasgow University.
Glasgow has many museums of note – the Glasgow Art Gallery and Museums – The Burrell Collection – G.O.M.A. – and the Transport Museum (newly created ). The People’s Palace has a lovingly restored glasshouse conservatory – and speaking of glasshouses go to The Glasgow Botanic Gardens to see the beautiful Kibble Palace. Then lunch in the close by and busy Byres Road.
One more area of interest is Merchant City where the Tobacco Lords ran their financially successful businesses with thanks to the New World. These enterprises required the construction of fine Palatial Victorian offices which are now temples to Fashion and its worshipers !!.
Glaswegians still like to Flourish !!