Strathclyde 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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Strathclyde Local Customs

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    Glasgow Local Customs

    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 University has always had its Scots language dept as well as its history dept. and this institution has for centuries been a torch bearer in the...

  • Weather

    Glasgow Local Customs

    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 for all types of weather. During the summer months, the hours of daylight are long and it may not get dark until after 11pm.

  • Rangers/Celtic

    Glasgow Local Customs

    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 way out of context and are completely giving the wrong impression. It is a much bigger problem in England. Get over it everybody who keeps commenting on...

  • Bagpipes

    Glasgow Local Customs

    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 only to see what's new but also to listen to the pipes and drums....... The park always looks at its best in August, when all the trees have...

  • New Year/Hogmanay

    Glasgow Local Customs

    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...

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