Category: History
Glasgow Doors Open Day 2012
St. Vincent Street Church designed by Alexander Greek Thomson - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Doors Open Day – Glasgow 2012

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Glasgow’s Right Royal Knees Up
Jubilee Idiots - Get Around Glasgow

As Glasgow gets set to mark the 35th Anniversary of the Sex Pistols’ “God Save the Queen” the good citizens of Get Around Glasgow look back at some of the previous ways in which Glasgow has honoured the House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Last April saw the Wedding of Prince William & Kate Middleton which was celebrated around the country […]

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Glasgow April Fools Pranks
Peckhams on Glassford Street - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

There ain’t no fool like a weegie fool.

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The End of Athletics at the Kelvin Hall
Women's 60m Hurdles in Glasgow - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

International Athletics had it’s last gathering at The Kelvin Hall in Glasgow on Saturday before it travels out east to the new Scottish International Indoor Arena currently rising in the Dalmarnock skyline next to Celtic Park on the London Road. Many Glaswegians will remember The Kelvin Hall from their childhoods as the home of the Circus, others will remember fondly […]

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Red Road Flats In The Picture Again
Wired View from Glasgow's Red Road Flats - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

New exhibition goes underground

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Last of the Skyscraper Weans?
Broomloan Road Skyscraper Going Brick by Brick - © Get Around Glasgow Photography

Hey you… up in the sky…

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Calderpark Zoo
Calderpark Zoo Entrance - Photo by sega_Gary

Calderpark Zoo ( or Glasgow Zoo in it’s later days) Glasgow can be a bit wild at times but we are currently without a genuine zoo at the moment with Calderpark (Glasgow) Zoo being no more. If you fancied seeing some strange creatures and experience mammals outside of their natural habitat, you didn’t just have to wander about the town […]

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Celtic Park
Celtic Park, Parkhead or Paradise - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Celtic Park Capacity: 62,837 Celtic Park is the largest football stadium in the city (and the country) and is the home of the only Scottish team to have won the European Cup. Celtic were in fact the first British team to win the European Cup, their 2-1 triumph over Inter Milan in Lisbon in May 1967 being hailed as a […]

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Hampden Park
Home of Scottish Football, Hampden Park - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Queens Park FC / Scottish Football Association Capacity: 52,103 The second largest football stadium in Scotland is also in Glasgow but it may surprise you to hear that it is the home of lowly Queens Park. This is because Queens Park play at Hampden Park, the national stadium and their history is crucial to the development Scottish football. View Larger […]

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Barrowland Ballroom
Barrowland Ballroom The Calton Glasgow - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Barrowlands Ballroom The building which hosts the Barrowland Ballroom dates back to 1934 and from then has been integral to the working, shopping and entertainment life of the citizens of Glasgow and beyond. Although a fire in 1958 largely destroyed the original building, it was rebuilt, with the ballroom reopening on December 24th 1960. The venue is synonymous with the […]

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