Glasgow is now a vibrant city....
Glasgow is now a vibrant city. There's a buzz about it.
Visit Sauchiehall street. It's mostly pedestrianised now, always busy. Take a street map and just explore. I live near Aberdeen but my son lives and works in Glasgow he's enjoying it, making new friends. Thereare numerous restaurants, Indian, Chinese, whatever. Not far away to the North, visit Loch Lomond. There's lots to see and do.
This picture is of fireworks...
This picture is of fireworks at midnight at George's Square.
The Scots really enjoy New Year (Hogmany) and have some of the world's largest parties. It is considered that the first person over the threshold on Hogmany brings luck (especially if they are tall dark and handsome (some chance!!) not many tall Scotsmen let me tell you!. Warning do not turn up to a party empty handed this gesture would not be appreciated. LOL! I can remember on many occasions being a little worse for wear at these get togethers be prepared (buy some painkillers for the next day)! What about my friend who fell asleep on park bench in Glasgow and woke up the next day in Cambersands England? Now that was a party!!!!
Glasgow won the Culture City Award some years ago and there are lots of cultural things to do in this city.
Glencoe - The Hidden Valley
Get out of Glasgow and head for Glencoe for a 2-3 hour hillwalk.
A walk through stunning scenery to a valley hidden high among the mountains of Glencoe. Coire Gabhail, or the Hidden Valley, was reputedly used by the MacDonalds of Glencoe in times of trouble and for hiding stolen cattle.
From the South drive into Glencoe on the A82, and park in first large parking area on the left, near the top of the Glen. Here you have fine views of the mountains known as the Three Sisters, and of the path which will take you up between two of them. Head down and left from the car park to a path running along the base of Gearr Aonach, following this path as it leads to steep wooden steps and a wooden bridge high above the river. The rocky path now leads steeply upwards, crossing a stile at the deer fence, and continuing up the narrow path between Gearr Aonach and Beinn Fhada with a deep gully on your left-hand side.
The path levels out for a while, continuing upwards besides a series of delightful waterfalls and clear, deep rock pools, then crosses the river. This part of the walk can be extremely wet if there has been a lot of rain and the river is in spate. Cross the river and climb up the steep rocky path to reach the edge of the valley. From here the views of Coire Gabhail are stunning. A large valley with steep, snow-capped mountains on three sides - Beinn Fhada on your left, Gearr Aonach on your right, and Bidean nam Bian at the far end of the valley. The bottom of the valley is remarkably flat and grassy, the path leading down to the valley floor and continuing onwards to the back of the valley and Bidean nam Bian. This is an ideal place for a picnic and rest before heading back to the car. Return by the same route.
There is a path that continues up following the stream but this can get a bit tricky and is not recommended unless you are an experienced hillwalker.
it is not set together with...
it is not set together with houses of different parts of Scotland, rebuilt here for a museum, but it was built here in the late 19th century and finally all people have left to try their fortune somewhere else
One of the two main students clubs in Glasgow, the other is the Garage. I prefer the Shack cos it's a nicer club inside and the music is better. Typical student tunes, cheesy music, chart stuff, RnB, etc. Popular every night of the week, but is too busy on Saturdays. Usually a queue outside so be prepared to wait. Easier to get in if you have student ID and you are NOT drunk. Everything goes!