Category: History
Glasgow’s Miles Better
Mr Happy Glasgow's Miles Better Mascot

Glasgow’s Miles Better or Glasgow Smiles Better? In reality, it doesn’t really matter how you took the 1983 launch of Glasgow’s marketing campaign, its popularity soon swept around the city, country and world, opening up a new image for a city that had lost its way. John Struthers was the advertising mind behind the campaign although you would be forgiven […]

By with 2 comments
Cathkin Park
Cathkin Park - Home of Third Lanark - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

While 1967 was the year that Glasgow stood proudly on top of European football with Celtic’s triumph in the European Cup, it wasn’t all great for football lovers in the city. We’re not talking about Rangers fans, who came close to seeing their side win the European Cup Winners Cup, rather it was the demise of Third Lanark that brought […]

By with 0 comments
Firhill Arena
Firhill Arena Maryhill 1927 - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Partick Thistle FC Capacity: 10,921 Many people like to pose Partick Thistle as the cuddly and lovable alternative to football in Glasgow, providing relief from the nonsense that can overshadow Celtic and Rangers. The thing is, it just means Thistle fans actually hate everyone and should be classed as worse people! Ha…only kidding all you Harry Wraggs – a set […]

By with 0 comments
Ibrox Stadium
Ibrox Stadium, home to Glasgow Rangers - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Glasgow Rangers FC Capacity: 51,082 The third biggest football stadium in Scotland is the home of Glasgow Rangers football club, the club which has the most domestic honours in football. Rangers, although formed in 1873, were fairly nomadic in their formative years and it was not until the final days of 1899 that the club played their first match in […]

By with 0 comments
Shawfield Stadium
Shawfield Stadium, Rutherglen - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Shawfield Stadium Clyde Football Club were founded in 1877 and for the first 21 years of their life, the club called Bridgeton its home. This was to change with a short hop across the Clyde to Shawfield, where on the 27th of August 1898, Clyde played out a 0-0 draw with local rivals Celtic at their new stadium. The attendance […]

By with 0 comments