Archives for: November 2011
Franz Ferdinand at the Grand Ole Opry
Alex Krapanos of Franz Ferdinand - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

One of the best things about Glasgow is that even though we’re more than capable of developing our own creative powerhouses, the city can be a great place for likeminded people to get together as well. This has seen many bands form or artists work together to create something bigger than the sum of their parts and in the past […]

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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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Crookston / Hawkhead / Hurlet Circular
Leverndale Tower Crookston - © Get Around Glasgow Photos

Crookston / Hawkhead / Hurlet Circular 5.3 miles – Approx 1hour 30minutes to 2hours View Larger Map   We started this circular route at Crookston Railway Station which is on the Paisley Canal line from Glasgow Central. Head out from the station facing south and turn right and then take the first left through the grey three storied houses onto […]

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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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Lanark: A Life In Four Books
Lanark: A Life in Four Books by Alasdair Gray

What is left to be written about Lanark by Alasdair Gray? Nothing…so we may as well end this article here….. No, that would be rather dull and if there is anything that Lanark and Alasdair Gray don’t deserve it is a dull and unimaginative review of the book. Published in 1981, the book had been formed over a number of […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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