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Place. 227 4880 but with The List by your side. you shouldn't need them

except for Accommodation (qv). I Media Radio Clyde. Glasgow‘s local radio station. broadcasts 24 hours. 7 days. on 261 MW/102.5 VHF. and isa cut above most [LR stations.

I Organised walks and trips Scottish Tourist Guides Association. 2 Ashton Green. East Kilbride (03552) 38094.

Getting Around Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive vehicles are easily recognisable for their orange livery:

I Buses Unbelievably complicated since deregulation - best to ask the driver ifhe‘s going where you want togo. Fare according to distance. pay the driver. There are several other companies operating limited routes.

I Underground a simple circle through most ofthe places you will want to visit. Quick and cheap but shuts at about 10.30pm; flat fare 40p.

ITrains Apart from lnterCity out ofCentral (for south and west directions) and Queen Street (east and north) there is a. good inner urban ‘low-level‘ network running mostly east—west. It‘s timetabled and much less frequent than the Underground. Buy a ticket in the station or on the train. fare according to distance. Information: on

I Taxis Glasgow’s black cabs which can be hired on the street or by phone are among the cheapest in Britain but check there's no boundary charge if you‘re going beyond the city limits. TryT.O.A. Radio Taxis— 941 1101 or A 1 Radio Cars (942 1414).

I Car hire all the major companies are in Glasgow. .‘vlitchells isa big local firm situated in the multi-story car park in Mitchell Street by Central Station (L' St Enoch). 221 8461.


To suit all pockets. Contact the Greater Glasgow Tourist Board. 35 St Vincent Place 227 4880.1fyou're on a tight budget try the University Accommodation Service. 4 University Gardens (U llillhead). 339 8855 during vacations.


I Lost Property/Police Conveniently two in one: the main Strathclyde Police Station at 173 Pitt Street is also the Central Lost Property Office 204 2626. For legal representation or advice (the legal system is very different in Scotland) the I Citizens' Advice Bureau 212 Bath Street. 331 2345 is invaluable.

I Money Banks open Mon—Fri 9.30am to 3.30pm (plus Bank of Scotland stays open till 4.45pm each day and all banks are open a bit later on Thursdays: some major branches stay open

Royal Infirmary. Castle Street. 352 3535 or the Western lnfirmary. Dumbarton Road. 339 8822. Emergency dental treatment: Glasgow Dental Hospital. 378 Sauchichall Street. 332 7020. Pregnancy and contraception advice: Glasgow Family Planning Association 2 ('laremont Terrace 3329144.

I Late night chemists contact local police for details of which chemist is on that night‘s rota. Advice/despairr’ desperation: The Samaritans 248 4488. Alcoholics Anonymous 48 Dundas Street. 332 3742. VD Information 429 5976. Drugs Telephone Information Service

(2— 10pm) 332 0063. Gay Switchboard (personal answer 7—10pm)2218372.


City Centre shopping thoroughfares. now mostly pedestrianised. are Argle Street (1; St Enoch) and Buchanan Street ( U ). which form a T-shape through the city centre. and Sauchichall Street. parallel to Argyll Street a little further north and west. Arcades offthe main streets are worth investigating. Smaller and more specialised boutiques can be found in and around Byres Road (U ilillhead) and a neighbouring short stretch of the Great Western Road (U Kelvinbridge). For those of you who prefer the market stall. try the Barres in the Gallowgate. Saturday and Sunday.

some say. but still a lively affair and a good place to check out the Glasgow patter.

Sights and Landmarks

I Glasgow Zoo 771 1185. Small scale safari park operation. Usual amenities. Open 10am—5pm £2.30/£1.20. IThe Tenement House 145 Buccleuch Street (U Cowcaddens) 331 0183. Lovineg detailed reconstruction by the National Trust for Scotland of how Glasgow's poor used to live. Open 2—5pm every day April to October. £1/50p. Free to NT'NTS members. I The Antonine Wall the Romans' other wall (not a stone one but a ditch and earthworks affair) from Bo‘ness on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick. roughly where the new Erskine Bridge crosses the Clyde downstream. runs through the northern suburbs. especially at Bearsden and Kirkintilloch. I The City Chambers the entire east side ofGeorgc Square (L' Buchanan Street). 221 9600. lfyou think this Victorian version of Italian Renaissance architecture looks impressive. you should try the marbled splendour inside. Guided tours 10.30am and 2.30pm Mon. Tue. Wed and Fri. I Glasgow Cathedral Castle Street. Open April to September 9.30am— 1pm and 2—7pm Mon to Sat; Sun 2—7pm. Services 1 1am and 6.30pm on Sun. One ofthe few church buildings in Scotland to survive the Reformation. Parts ofit date from the 121h century. Be sure to see the lower church. downstairs from the choir which includes the oldest part and St Mungo‘s tomb. I Glasgow School at Art Renfrew Street. 332 9797 ext 214. Mon—Fri 9.30am-12. 15pm and 1.15—5pm during term time. 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. Other unmissable Mackintosh venues 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

9am-5pm. Not what it was

Gallery. I Necropolis Castle Street. behind the cathedral. Mon—Sat 7am—8pm; Sun 9am—4p Enjoys fine views ofthe

city and is a fascinatingly

concentrated reminder the Victorian way of death.

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 loo tip. for most ofthe

elaborate stonework and

detail is on the upper storeys.

I The Bridge to Nowhere

(Charing Cross). Fiftee feet of unconnected motorway. left embarrassingly

incomplete when schemes to further develop the M8

where abandoned.

I Glasgow Garden Festival

(L) Shields Road): See separate section in the magazine for details.

Sports Facilities

Plenty of them. mostly run by the District Council. For information on everything

from tennis courts to

bowling greens 227 5066.

I Indoor sports (badminton. weight training. track and field

etc) is best catered for at

the newly improved

Kelvin llall Sports Arena

(1} Kelvingrove). Bunhouse Road. open Mon to Sun 9am—l 1pm. 357 2525.

I Squash courts, snooker

facilities are mostly in private clubs; Marco's il Templeton Street. 554 8651 . open Mon toSun 9am—l 1 .30pm is one oft biggest with temporary memberships.

I Swimming there are twelve municipal pools but the Pollok Leisure

Pool. 27 Cowglen Road.

offers the real fun. with

slides. wave machines and

so on. Check slightly idiosyncratic opening times881 3313.

I Golf With two ofthe

best courses in the world

just down the Ayrshire

coast at Royal Troon and

Turnberry. the eight municipal coursesin Glasgow may not enthra you. though they are cheapand much better looked after than similar operations in England. Phone 227 5066 for details. Ofthe private clubs in the city. Haggs


Castle. Dumbreck Road. 427 0480 is one of the best. I Water Sports Sailing. windsurfing. and other water sports are well catered for on Loch Lomondside. less than 20 miles from the City Centre. For information phone Balloeh Tourist Office on 0389 53533.

Museum and Galleries

See the Art listings for many more fine art galleries and exhibitions. All venues open Mon-Sat 10am-—5pm. Sun 2—5pm unless otherw ise stated. I The People's Palace Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Museum of Glasgow's history. IThe Burrell Collection PONDK Park. 6497151. in its purpose—built building and magnificent location. the collection is like no other because it represents the eclectic personal tastes ofone man. Sir William Burrell. a Glasgow merchant. The Collection is vast and impressive. ranging from ligyptian antiquities to Impressionist paintings and from furniture to stained glass. I Haggs Castle Museum 100 St Andrew 's Drive. i’olloksliields. 427 2725. Principally a museum for children. Book in advance for imaginative and varied themed activities (see Kids page). I Hunterian Art Gallery Glasgow l'nivcrsity at 82 ' llillhcad Street (1' llillheadl330543l and also 1 lunterian .‘vliiseum 330 4221 just up the road in University Avenue. Both venues Mon—Fri 9.30am—-5pm. Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. The A rt Gallery has some \ ery fine l‘lcmish and Dutch old masters and a splendid Whistler collection. There is also a reconstruction of (‘harles Rennie Mackintosh‘s own house. (small extra charge. except on w eekday mornings) complete with relevant Mackintosh furniture. The .‘vliiseum is best known for its coin collection but has some good archaeological and geological stuff on iiarly Scotland. I Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum A rgyle Street (L' Kelvingrove). This is the major repository of Glasgow ‘s civic collections and it is vast. My favourite exhibit isthe ()rrery. one of those devices which show the movement of the entire solar system and all its satellites on a mechanism of gears and rotors. in the main atrium. but it's so precious you have to catch a party ofschool kids to see it actually working.




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