Scotland to survive the Reformation. Parts of it date from the 12th century. Be sure to see the lower church . downstairs from the choir which includes the oldest part and St Mungo‘s tomb. Open April to September 9.30am-1pm and 2—7pm Mon to Sat: Sun 2—7pm. Services I 1am and 6.30pm on Sun.
I Glasgow School of Art Renfrew Street. 332 9797 ext 214. Most fascinating of all the buildings designed by Glasgow‘s foremost architect and interior designer and father of what has become
known as the Glasgow School. Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Worth a few pence for the internal tour as well. especially the reading room. Mon to Fri 9.30am-12. 15pm and 1.15-5pm during term time. Other Mackintosh essentials are the Willow Tea Room. upstairs at 217 Sauchichall Street. now fully restored and the teas are good too (Mon to Sat 9.30am—4.30pm 331 0521). and the school buildings at 225 Scotland Street (outside only). See also under Hunterian Gallery. I Necropolis Castle Street. up behind the cathedral and the place from which all those long shots of Glasgow in low-budget movies and TV documentaries on urban renewal are taken. It is a fine view ofthe living working city and it‘s also a fascinatingly concentrated reminder of the Victorian way of death. The stem looking guy on top of the column on top ofthe hill isJohn Knox. key figure in the Presbyterian Reformation in Scotland. Mon to Sat 7am-8pm; Sun 9am-4pm. I Templeton's Carpet Factory Glasgow Green. Not a carpet factory any more. this building is remarkable for its exterior. an uncanny replica of the Doge‘s Palace in Venice. right down to the coloured bricks. battlements and arched windows. I Victoriana The City is full of many splendid Victoran buildings. too numerous to mention. The best advice to the visitor is to wander around the central area and look up. for most of the elaborate stonework and detail is on the upper storeys. I The Bridge to Nowhere (Charing Cross). When they built Glasgow‘s urban motorway. some bits of an even more extensive scheme were included. looking forward to a time when even more prosperity would enable it to be completed. A
The Burrell Gallery. Glasgow
If Sun June 5 is fine take a guided walk along part of the Forth 8t Clyde Canal. formerly a vital artery in the early days of Glasgow’s industrial growth. starting at Spiers Wharf. Craighall Road at 2.30pm. Take the City bus tour. including a trip to the Burrell (qv) on Mon June 6 departing 10.30am from North Hanover Street (£3/£2) and recover in time for a slide
combination of changed priorities and the conservation movement put a stop to it but some wonderfully inappropriate monuments remain. The most obvious is the bridge fifteen feet over the bridge over the underpass at Charing Cross which isn‘t connected to anything.
I Glasgow Garden Festival (U Shields Road): See separate section in the magazine for details.
Museum and Galleries
See the Art listings for many more line art galleries and exhibitions.
I The People's Palace museum of history of the Glasgow people. Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
I The Burrell Collection Pollok Park. 6497151. In its purpose built building, the collection is like no other because it represents the eclectic personal tastes of one man. Sir William Burrell. a Glasgow merchant. The collection. which ranges from Egyptian antiquities to Impressionist paintings and from furniture to stained glass. is so huge that only about a third of it
gians‘ enthusiasm for their home is not always matched by the extent of their knowledge of its history. The Heritage Week (4—12 June). a concentration ofevents and exhibitions. is really intended for locals but there‘s no reason why visitors shouldn‘t take advantage of it. Start with the special exhibiton at Hutchesons’ Hall Looking Back. Looking Forward (2 John Street. 552 8391 . Mon-Sat 10am—5pm) for an overview and then join a guided walk starting at 2.30pm on Sat June 4 from Hutchesons’ Hall for A New Look A1 Old Glasgow to put some’places to
is on display at any one time. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. I Haggs Castle Museum 100 St Andrew‘s Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725. Principally a museum for children. Book in advance and they lay on all sorts of themed activities (see Kids page). Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. I Hunterian Art Gallery Glasgow University at 82 Hillhead Street (U Hillhead) 330 5431 and also Hunterian Museum 330 4221 just up the road in Univesity Avenue. The Art Gallery has some very fine Flemish and Dutch old masters and the more recently acquired Whistler collection. There is also a reconstruction of Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s own house. (small extra charge. except on weekday mornings) complete with relevant Mackintosh furniture. The Museum is best known for its coin collection but has some good archaeological and geological stuff on Early Scotland. Both Hunterians Mon to Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am-lpm.
I Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum Argyle Street (U Kelvingrove). This is the major repository of
lecture entitled ‘Doon the Watter’ in the evening (7.30 back at Hutchesons’ Hall) which will tell you everything you need to know about how the Clyde steamers to places like Rothesay and Dunoon were the working man’s cheap charter ﬂight to the sun before there were cheap charter ﬂights.
Tue Jun 7. another bus tour. this
time taking in the People’s Palace (qv) depart North Hanover Street 10.30am £3/£2. A slide talk in the evening (7.30pm) on Glasgow’s railway past as locomotive builder to the world on the premises where these leviathans were once built. New Springbum College. Flemington Street £1/75p. will be a poignant reminder of the City’s heavy engineering heyday.
A coach tour ofMacltintosh buildings on Wed June 8 takes care of them at one fell swoop (depart St Enoch Square Underground at 2.15pm) and the slide lecture based on old postcards Up Sauchie, Doon Buchie and Alang Arger (7.30pm Hutchesons’ Hall) should tell you more about the main shopping streets than cash ever could. Have a rest on Thursday and on Friday evening take the guided walk to the Park Area (meet Charing Cross fountain 6.30pm). Finally on Sun June 12 you can find out what the City’s actually built from with a guided walk on the Building Stones ' of Glasgow (start 2.30pm Tourist Information Centre, St Vincent Street). (Robert Dawson Scott)
Glasgow's civic collections and it is vast. The art collection would satisfy even a serious student of art history. The museum side is extensive as well. My favourite exhibit is the Orrery. one of those devices which show the movement of the entire solar system and all its satellites on a system of gears and rotors. in the main atrium. but it‘s so precious you have to catch a party of school kids to see it actually working.
I Provand's Lordship 3 Castle Street. 552 8819. The oldest house in Glasgow. although dating as it does from 1471it‘s less than half as old as Glasgow. In any case the inside is the intersting bit with displays of period house interiors. Mon to Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
I Museum of Transport Kelvin Hall. Bunhouse Road. 357 3929.You may think that a transport museum is not your cup of tea but there is a lot more here than a handful of old cars. although there isthat as well. It’s a museum of the whole history of means of transportation. The model ships would be worth a museum of their own. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
presentation. Sunday lunch is an experience. (£60)
I The Colonial 25 High Street. 552 1923. Tue-Sat
noon—2.30pm and 6—10.30pm. Close Sun lunch. Still the best and most consistently
imaginative of the Glasgow stars. Peter
J ackson‘s own recommended surprise
Prices in brackets. unless otherwise stated. are the approximate cost of a three- course evening meal lor two, including a bottle of house wine.
I The Ubiquitous Chip 12 Ashton Lane. 334 5007. Mon-Sat noon—2.30pm and 5.30—11pm. An original. and still the place for media-spotting and table-hopping. A constantly changing menu relies heavily on fresh Scottish produce — seafood and venison are particularly good. Ask for the courtyard. especially on a long hot summer‘s night. (£50)
I Killennont House 2022 Maryhill Road. 9465412. Tue—Fri noon—2.30pm and 6.30—10.30pm; Sat 6.30—10.30pm; Sun noon—2.30pm. Chintzin pretty. comfortable and classy new venture by chiefpatron Peter Abrami - akin to finding acountry house restaurant in the heart of sunny Maryhill. The food is superb with the emphasis on fish which is expertly presented. People care is also paramount - copies of the new monthly set menu are sent out to regular customers. (£40)
I October 128 Drymen Road. Bearsden. 942 7272. Tue—Sat noon-2pm and 7-10.30pm. Cool. creamy and uncluttered. October is a welcome new addition to the eating scene. The present menu (it changes every two months) offers such treats as a Parma ham parcel with mozzarela. tomato and fresh herbs. and beef tcriyaki with fresh ginger and wasabi (for the uninitiated. wasabi is a Japanese mustard of such intense ferocity that it needs to be handled with extreme caution!) (£30)
I One Devonshire Gardens 1 Dcvonshire Gardens. 334 9494. Mon-Sun noon-2pm and 7—9.30pm; Closed Sat lunch. Funereally elegant. One Dcvonshire is not a spot for those afraid to spend a bob or two. Although the set menu seems reasonable at first glance. the price of drink can rocket the bill to astronomic heights. However. the food and service are unfaultable. as is the perfect
menu is unmissable. Mention likes or dislikes. then prepare to be totally spoiled. An adventure! One minor quibble — the decor could be a touch less frosty. (£55)
I Sloans Argyle Arcade. 221 8917. Mon—Sat noon-2.30pm. Sumptuously wood- panelled. and entirely original. Sloans is one of the oldest surviving hostelries in the city. Lunch (upstairs) is wonderfully old- Glaswegian: steak pies. haddock. mince. plus chips or custard with everything. Ideal for a comfort-eating blowout. (£6)
I The Wintergreen Gale The People‘s pPlace. Glasgow Green. 554 0195. Mon—Sun 10am—3.45pm. Heavenly setting for this wholede cafe - a definite must for visitors to Glasgow. Set in the Winter Gardens — the vast foliage-filled conservatory at the back of the People‘s
' Palace. One can combine
a sight-seeing visit with a substantial lunch (not exclusively vegetarian) for marginal cost (unlicensed). (£6)
I The Warehouse Cale 61 Glassford Street. 552 4181. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Pastel shades and designer-dressed clientele welcome the customer to this cafe' at the top of the fashion store. Reasonably priced dishes — delicious croque- monsieur — and a selection of foreign beers refresh those of us in a state of trauma after clocking the prices ofthe clothes. (.1: 10) I Princes Square 48 Buchanan Street. 221 0663. Mon—Sat 10am—7.30pm: Sun 11am—5pm. The mall hits Glasgow! This striking glass and gilt extravaganza is the latest place to attract the ‘Ladies-who-lunch‘. A plethora of individual outlets in the food court mean one can choose an Italian starter. a Chinese main course and a French pudding! Fabulous shops. fairish food. (£10)
I The Willow Tearoom 217 Sauchichall Street. 332 0521. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Sunny. genteel and thoroughly naice. (£8)
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