Glasgow Local Customs

  • The Kelvingrove park entrance at Dumbarton Road
    The Kelvingrove park entrance at...
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  • River Kelvin winds through the park.....
    River Kelvin winds through the park.....
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  • Bridge over the river Kelvin.
    Bridge over the river Kelvin.
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  • 1. Local people/language

    The presence of 43 university departments of Scots language in German Universities as opposed to zero in English universities somewhat shows up the inequalities of the United Kingdom.Glasgow...

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  • 2. Rangers/Celtic

    Football violence - between the fans of 2 teams' supporters - is not limited to Glasgow on the odd occasion when it happens. It happens in every city in Europe. All of these comments are blowing it...

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  • 3. Weather

    Scotland, while very scenic is famous for the weather being unpredictable. It can change very fast in a short space of time, especially in mountain and sea areas. When packing, always best to ensure...

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  • 4. Bagpipes

    On a warm sunny day's walkabout around Glasgow's west end, and with the World Pipe Band Championships due to take place next weekend, at Glasgow Green, I diverted my explorations into the park, not...

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  • 5. New Year/Hogmanay

    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...

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  • 6. Whisky

    You must try Scottish Whisky, and there's no shortage of it in Glasgow. Whilst on the subject of food and drink try Haggis, don't be put off by the ingredients (unless you're a veggie) if it's served...

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  • 8. Scotch eggs

    Glasgow being the town of fried fattening food, you cannot leave it without having been to a supermarket to buy some Scotch Eggs.These are hard-cooked eggs,...

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  • 9. language societies

    The city has a plethora of languages promoting arts n culture. It is very lucky to have an alliance Francaise institute which also gives a home to the Gouthe...

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  • 10. Eating Haggis: A local dish

    If you have seen Highlander with Sean Connery and Christopher Lambert maybe you remember the scene where the Highlander Connery rips on the Highlander Lambert...

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  • 11. See you, Jimmy!

    When Scotland plays an important match at Glasgow's Hampden Park, look out for one of the national side's more famous supporters. Rod Stewart, obviously a...

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  • 12. The Glasgow Fair Weekend.

    During Mid-July Glasgow locals observe a long weekend holiday (sometimes up to 1 week) this year (2006) it ranged from 15th July - 18th July, during this time...

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  • 13. The Chippie

    I recently enjoyed a "real" pudding supper from a Glasgow chip shop. It is some years since I last had such good chips!The Blue Lagoon branch situated...

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  • 14. "Sorry"

    To me, the first thing I noticed was how sorry everyone was. If you stand in the store looking at something and someone wants to pass, THAT person says "sorry"...

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  • 15. Cones on Statues

    Nowhere else in Scotland will you find this except in Glasgow!!!After a night of pubbling/clubbing, drunk men in groups often challenge each other to lift a...

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  • 16. Electricity

    The electricity supply voltage is 230V. Equipment rated at 220V may function, but it is advisable to check with the manufacturer before using it in the UK. The...

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  • 17. If you are visiting Glasgow to...

    If you are visiting Glasgow to attend a conference (re: work) or to attend an event at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Center, then I can't think of a...

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  • 18. There are two quality...

    There are two quality newspapers for Scotland i.e. The Herald and The Scotsman. If you're interested to find out what's happening in and around Scotland, may I...

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  • 19. This was a march happened on...

    This was a march happened on 27th-May-2001. So far, I am still not quite sure what did this march for? Maybe they're going to memorize some strikers, or...

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  • 20. Check out Rennie MacKintosh...

    Check out Rennie MacKintosh Musuem (Scotland's nearest attempt to Picasso!). The Burrell Collection is worth a visit. There is so much you can do here check out...

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  • 21. Number 1 Tip...If you are in a...

    Number 1 Tip...If you are in a jam or unsure about anything...don't be afraid to ask for help! Preferably ask a cop.Policemen walk in the City Centre, don't...

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  • 22. If you are interested in...

    If you are interested in visiting historic sites from prehistory onwards, think about getting an explorer ticket from Hisoric Scotland. You can get 3,7 or 14...

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  • 23. The Art Galleries and Museum...

    The Art Galleries and Museum at Kelvingrove and opposite, The Transport Museum should be a MUST on anybody's list of places to visit.The Burrell Collection in...

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  • 24. Glasgow transport

    Glasgow boasts the biggest commuter transport system outside London and is the UK's second shopping capital. The Subway provides a fast and reliable way of...

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