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no boundary charge if you're going beyondthe city limits. TryT.O.A. Radio Taxis— 941 1101 or Al Radio Cars(942 1414).

I Car him all the major companies are in Glasgow. Mitchells is a big local firm situated in the multi-story car park in Mitchell Street by Central Station (U St Enoch). 221 8461.


To suit all pockets. Contact the Greater Glasgow Tourist Board. 35 St Vincent Place 227 4880. If you‘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 Banksopcn 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 at lunchtime). I Healthcare Main 24-hr casualty units are the Royal Infirmary. Castle Street. 352 3535 or the Western Infirmary. Dumbarton Road. 33‘) 8822. Emcrgencydental treatment: Glasgow Dental Hospital. 378 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7020. Pregnancy and contraception advice: Glasgow Family Planning Association 2 Claremont Terrace 332 9144. I Late night chemists contact local police for details of w hich chemist is on that night's rota. Advice) despair desperation: The Samaritans 248 4488. Alcoholics Anonymous 48 Dundas Street. 332 3742. VD Information 42‘) 5976. Drugs Telephone Information Service (2—l0pm) 3320063. Gay Switchboard (personal answer 7—10pm) 221 8372.


City Centre shopping thoroughfares. now mostly pedestrianised. are Argyll Street ( U St Enoch) and Buchanan Street ( t; ). which form a T-shape through the city centre. and Sauchlehall Street. parallel to Argyll Street a ~1ittle 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 Barras in the Gallowgate. Saturday and Sunday. 9am—5pm. Not what it was 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)3310183. Lovingly detailed reconstruction by the i NationalTrust for l Scotland of how ; Glasgow‘s poor used to ' live. Open 2—5pm every

day April to October.

£1 50p. Free to NT .\'TS . members. I I The Antonine Wall the j 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 of George Square ( If Buchanan Street). 221 9600. Ifyou think this \"ictorian 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. ()pen April to September 0.30am— 1pm and 2~~7pm Mon to Sat: Sun 2—7pm. Services 1 lam and 6.30pm on Sun. One of the few church buildings in Scotland to survive the Reformation. Parts ofit date from the 12th century. Be sure to see the lower church. downstairs from the choir which includes the oldest part and St Mungo‘stomb.

I Glasgow School olArt } Renfrew Street. 332 9797

ext 214. Mon—Fri 9.30am—12. 15pm and 1.15—5pm during term time. Most fascinatingof 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

w" is -' ‘t H I: L' * a «A was» r’i‘e. .t . . a . t 4.11 any: 35-1-3}. . H. .1 r’.

Mackintosh. Worth a few 1 pence for the internal tour I as well. especiallythc reading room. Other unmissable Mackintosh venues are the Willow Tea Room. upstairs at 2 l 7 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 I Iunterian Art Gallery. I Necropolis Castle Street. behind the cathedral. Mon-Sat 7am—8pm; Sun 9am-4pm. ' Enjoys fine views ofthe city and is a l’ascinatingly concentrated reminder of the Victorian way of death. The stem looking guy on top of the column on top of the hill is.lohn Knox. key figure in the Presbyterian Reformation in Scotland. ITempleton's Carpet Factory Glasgow Green. .\'ot a carpet factory any more. this buildingis remarkable for its exterior. an uncanny replica of the [)oge's

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The particular navigational exigencies of the Clyde, which is surprisingly shallow and narrow tor a great shipping route, led to the creation ol a whole sub-class ol ship, the sea-going paddle steamer. Up and down the Firth ol Clyde and the Ayrshire coast they would ply lerrying hundreds and thousands oi Glasgwegians ‘doon the watter’ lrom the City to the seaside resorts- Dunoon, Bothesay, Millport, Cumbrae, Largs and so on.

Olthese splendid vessels, held in great allection by the local populace, only one now survives, the Waverley, the only working sea-going paddle steamer now left in the world. It was already out oi date when it was launched in 1947, a pre-war design lull ol wood panelling and brass littlngs, carrying over a thousand passengers, replacing its namesake which had been sunk at Dunkirk. ltwas linally withdrawn lrom service in 1971 and destined lor the breaker‘s yard until the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society took it over and, not without dilliculties like having to replace the boilers, and with the help at a great many

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Palace in Venice. right down to the coloured bricks. battlements and arched windows.

I Victoriana The City is full of manysplendid Victoran buildings. too numerous to mention. The best advice to the visitor is to wander around the central area and look up. for most ofthe elaborate stonework and detail is on the upper storeys.

I The Bridge to Nowhere (Charing Cross). It'ifteen feet of unconnected motorway. left embarrassingly incomplete when schemes to further develop the MS where abandoned.

I Glasgow Garden Festival (If 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

a turning circle. Somehow, he copes. Waverley Terminal, Anderston Duay (under the railway bridge out ol Central Station) 221 8152. Sailings lorlull day cruises leave every Friday and Saturday at 10am and Sunday at 11am. Routes vary lrom day to day. Live bands and lull catering lacilities on board. Prices lrom £5.95 to £13.95 depending on length oltrip. Other Clyde boat trips are available lrom Clyde Marine, who operate a bateau mouche style shuttle service lrom the same quay as the Waverley to the Garden Festival and a hour long cruise down to Govan shipyards and back. Details on 221 8702.

etc) is best catered for at the newly improved Kelvin Ilall Sports Arena ([7 Kelvingrove).

Bun house Road. open Mon to Sun ‘)am--1 1pm. 357 2525.

I Squash courts. snooker facilities are mostly in private clubs; Marco‘s in Templeton Street. 554 S65 1 . open Mon to Sun 9ani—l 1 .30pm is one of the biggest with temporary memberships.

I Swimming there are twelve municipal pools but the I’ollok leisure Pool. 27 Cow glen Road. offers the real fun. with slides. wave machines and so on. Check slightly idiosyncratic opening times 8813313.

I Call With two ofthe best courses in the world just down the A yrshirc coast at Royal 'I‘roon and 'l'urnberry . the eight municipal courses in Glasgow may not cnthral yoti. though they are cheap and much better looked after than similar operations in England. Phone 227 5066 for details. Of the private

clubs in the city. Ilaggs Castle. Dumbrcck Road. 427 0480 is one of the best. IWater Sports Sailing. windsurfing. and other water sports are well catered for on Loch Lomondside. less titan 20 miles from the City Centre. For information phone Balloch Tourist Office on 038‘) 53533.

Museum and Galleries

Seethe Art listings for many more fine art galleries andexhibitions. All venues open Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm unless otherwise stated. IThe People‘s Palace Glasgow Green. 5540223. .\Itlscum of ( ilasgow"s history. IThe Burrell Collection I’ollok Park. 64‘) 7151 In its purpose-built building and iiiagniliccnt location. the collection is like no other because it represents the eclectic personal tastes ofonc man. Sir William Burrell. a Glasgow merchant. The collection is \ asl and impressive. ranging from Egyptian antiquities to Impressionist paintings and from furniture to stained glass. I Haggs Castle Museum 100St Andrew’s Drive. I’ollokshields. 427 2725. Principally a museum tor children. Book in ads anec forimaginatiye and varied themed aetiyitics (sec Kids page). I HunterianArt Gallery Glasgow l'niyersity at «S2 llillhcad Sti'cctll' llillhcad)3305431 and also I Iunterian Museum 3304221 just tip the road in l'niyersity' Avenue. Both venues Mon Fri 9.30am 5pm. Sat 9.30am 1pm. The .-\rt Gallery has some \ei'y line I‘lc‘tlihll and Dutch old masters and a splendid Whistlercollection 'l'licl'e is also a reconstruction ol ('hai‘lcs Rennie Mackintosli's ow n house. (small esti‘a ehaige. except on w eclstlay mornings)complete with i'elc\ ant Mackintosh furniture '1 he \liiseum is best known loi itscoin L‘tillc‘c‘lltili but has some good archaeological and geological slull on lzai‘ly Scotland I Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum .\igyle Street (l’ls'elyiugroyel l'hisis the maioi icpositoi'y of (ilasgow 'sciyic collections and it is \ .ist My favourite L'\l11l‘ll istlie ()ri'ery . oiie ot those tlL‘\ lees which show the movement of the entiie solai'systeiii and all its satelliteson a mechanism of gears and mum. in the main atrium. but it‘sso precious you has e to catch a party ()1 school lsitls to see it actually working

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