Sunday, 12 July 2015

Kilmarnock and Loudoun ramblers. Glasgow history walk. July 2015

Donald Dewar acted as a meeting point

First stop on our walk.

Next was the Lighthouse museum

with its wonderful views

of the city of Glasgow.

Waiting on the subway

that took us to the "Govan Stones"

Just some of the exhibits

housed in this magnificent church

The Glenlee tall ship

We crossed the Clyde on the Govan ferry

others took a faster option

one of the many splendid cars displayed in the transport museum

Outside was a "Lamborghini"

We were a large group today

Enjoying a wee rest at the museum

The Hydro concert venue.
Yesterday I travelled to Glasgow to meet Kilmarnock and Loudoun ramblers for a history walk round  a small part of the famous city.29 of us met at the Donald Dewar statue situated at the top of Buchanan Street where were entertained to a fellow playing the bagpipes accompanied by some bongo drums which made for a very  unusual combination. Our first stop was at Nelson Mandela Place which our leader explained was named after the great man whilst he still had 8 more years of his prison sentence to serve.The lighthouse museum was our next port of call with a climb up to the top of a spiral staircase that took us out onto a small balcony allowing us an excellent 360 degree view of the city.A quick shoogle on the underground got us over to the southside of the Clyde to visit the Govan Stones which are housed in a very large church complete with the most amazing stained glass windows.We were treated to an organised tour where the guide gave us a full description of the history of the stones and how they had now finished up on public display. After a very short trip on the Govan ferry we arrived at the transport museum where we had a lunch break with ample time to view the old cars and trams before our final part of the days walk back up the River Clyde to the city centre to catch the bus back to  Kilmarnock. A super day led by a member who had put a lot of effort into organising the guided tour and made sure we kept to his well timed schedule.Thank you once again for allowing me to join the group on a very informative outing one I hope to lead for some of the other groups I am involved in.

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