All telephone numbers should be prefixed 041 it calling from outside Greater Glasgow.
I Entertainments Ticket Centre. Candleriggs. 227 551 1 . Sells tickets and carries information about the city's many cultural events. Expect toqueuc. though.
I Media Radio Clyde's cheery presenters churn out pop‘n’pap on 261 metres/1152 kliz Medium Wave and 202.5 FM Stereo.
ITourist Information Greater Glasgow Tourist Board. 35 St Vincent Place, 227 4880. provides a variety of services including theatre bookings. and sells some unusually tasteful souvenirs.
I Transport'rhc Travel Information Centre at St Enoch Square (next tothe Underground station) has full information on trains, buses and the Underground. Open 9.30am-5.30pm Mon—Sat. closed Sun. The information phoneline (226 4826) is open 7days. 7am—midnight (Mon—Sat). 9am—9pm (Sun).
Things To See
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I Burrell Collection Pollok Country Park. 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151 . Vases. tapestries. water colours and much more — 8000 pieces in all — make up the collection. which is set in verdant parkland. Open Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. I Fossil Grove Victoria Park. Clydesidc Expressway. A chance to
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With 1990 just around the corner, Glasgow is grooming itselfto be Scotland’s cultural capital. This List round-up will help you find your way into a vivacious city.
revisit the city‘s prehistory. in this natural museum of well preserved fossils. Open 8.15am—8.45pm Mon—Fri; noon—8. 15pm Sat. Sun. I Hunterian Art Gallery University ofGlasgow. Hillhead Street. 339 8855. A wide-ranging collection of paintings. including some fine examples of work by Samuel Peploe and Joan Eardiey. The gallery also includes the Mackintosh House. a lovingly reconstructed version of the designer‘s Glasgow home. Open Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm. Sat 9.30am— 1pm. (Mackintosh House closed 12.30—l.30pm Mon—Fri). I Haggs Castle 10()St Andrews Drive. 427 2725 - ideal for a family visit. this children‘s museum is packed full of displays to entertain the kids. Dressing up available. Open Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2pm—5pm. I ltihhle Palace Botanic Gardens. Queen Margaret Drive/Great Western Road. Hothouse exotica thrive in this magniﬁcent glass house. which captures all the splendour ofthe Victorian age. nestling amongthe neat lawns ofthe Botanics. Plants grow round posing statues and goldfish ponds. providing a pleasant venue for a leisurely stroll. Or you can take a promenade alongside the River Kelvin Walkway if you are nimble enough to dodge the throng oflunehtime joggers. Glass houses open Mon-Sat 10am-7.45pm. Sun lpm—4.45pm.
I People's Palace Museum Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Eclectic and engrossing collection of Glasgow memorabilia. focusing on the life ofthe ordinary people ofthe city. From cigarette packets ofthe Thirties to Ken Currie's mural celebrating ‘200 Years ofthe Labour Movement‘. from miners’ boots to Billy Connolly‘s big banana boots. the Palace‘s permanent exhibition offers a nostalgic and frequently humorous look at city life. Open Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2*5pm. I Provand's Lordship Castle Street, 552 8819. Opposite Glasgow Cathedral. This is the oldest house in Glasgow, built in 1471 and anifty bijou residence it is too. They don‘t make ‘em like this anymore. Decor is strictly authentic Auld Hoosc style with period room displays and 17th century Scottish furniture. Open Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2pm—5pm.
I S.S.Waveriey Anderston Quay. 221 8152. Go ‘Doon Ra Water‘ on the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. Trips leave for Dunoon on the Argyll (Toast and Rothesay on the island ofBute every weekend with onboard entertainment (mostly middle of the road — or rather middle of the river — music). Sails from Anderston Quay Fri. Sat 10am; Sun 11am. Rothesay £9.95; Dunoon £7.95; all OAPs £5.95 (Fri only); all children £2.95. I third Eye Centre 350
Sauchiehall Street. 332 . 7521 . Trendy arts centre
which is the hub ofavant gardc activity in Glasgow. Theatre and gallery space with vegetarian cafe and book/print shop. Closed on Mondays. Open Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm; Sun 2—5.30pm.
I WASPS 26 King Street . 552 0564. One of the most exciting galleries in Glasgow. promoting local
artistsincludes exhibition space. resource
centre. slide library and a shop which sells affordable prints- perhaps the most aesthetic mementos ofa visit tothe city. Open 9am—5pm Mon—Fri. Closed Sat. Sun.
Browsrng and Buy: ng
the largest city in Scotland, Glasgow otters a marvellous array of shopping facilities. Ogle at St Enoch Cemre. the huge, brand-new. glass-facaded mail which now dominates the city centre: “visual pollution’ or elegant iuturism? Decide for yourself, and try a wander inside. The usual tashion chains line Argyle, Buchanan and Sauchiehall Streets’ busy pedestrian precincts. Elsewhere:
I the Barres Gallowgate. Glasgow's official open-air and covered market is full ofbargains. and usually ofpeople. Salesmen ply their wares with Glaswegian intensity. but you have to look hard to find the real treasures. The Square Yard is a good place to start. Open 9am-5.30pm Sat. Sun.
I Do Courcy's Arcade 5—21 Cresswcll Lane. Off Byres Road. in the studenty/arty West End of town. this
contains a variety of quirky shops. selling knick knacks and craft works. Upstairs features an astrologist. Lost in Music records with its second-hand bargain bins and Filmworld, which sells a vast array ofmovie memorabilia. Open 10am—6pm Mon—Sat; 2pm—5pm Sun.
I Paddy's Maritet Bridgegate. if you want to see the real Glasgow. ignore the tourist guides and get down to Paddy's. People offer practically anything for sale here. from plaster lobsters (slightly used) to nylon underpants (brand new. by the way). You may not find everything you want to buy: what you will find is good humour and plenty to look at. Open around 9am—4pm, Mon—Sat.
I Princes Square Buchanan Street. A sumptuous development ofdesigner shops. whose range covers everything from designer fashion to kitchenware. Nonetheless. there is something to please every taste in window shopping. it fair proportion of "affordable goods. and a wide range of catering to please different tastes and pttrses. (‘ertainly worth a gander for the extraordinary and elegant design. which has some stunning features. including glass elevators. Mackintosh-inspired wrought ironwork and a magnificent Foucault pendulum. There is also regular live music in the central court on Sunday and Thursday afternoons. Shops open 10am—7pm Mon—Sat;
1 1.30am—4.30pm Sun;
restaurants open Ham—midnight (not Sun).
I All Glasgow Airport. Paisley. 887 1111. Full information on all ﬂights. I Buses Anderston Bus Station. Argyle Street. 248 7432 serves local and south-western routes; Buchanan Street Bus Station (including Citylink coaches) 332 9644 serves national routes and Edinburgh. The Edinburgh service (which also picks up at the West End and Corstorphine) is on the hour and halfhour. ending at 11.30pm 7 days. The fare is £2.70 single; £3.60 return.
Local buses are hard to predict since deregulation. but endless timetables are available from the Travel Information Centre. and there should be several routes to meet your needs. Fares around 25p—£1 within the city.
I Taxis Usually plentiful. friendly and quite reasonably priced. Private hire firms are cheaper than black cabs. but their cars cannot be hailed in the street. Be warned that taxis are very scarce between 11pm and 2am on Thurs, Fri and Sat nights. Probably the best places to catch one at these times are Charing Cross and Glasgow Cross. both places where several major roads meet. The only guarantee is to order well in advance.
I Trains Queen Street Station. 204 2844. Trains run on the hour and half-hour (7 days. but no 10.30pm train Suns. when there is only an hourly service until 5pm. half-hourly thereafter) to and from Edinburgh at a cost of£3.90 single ; £7.80 return;£4.90 off-peak day return. Last train to Edinburgh is 1 1.35pm. and during the Festival the last train back is at 12.30am. Check with BR for confirmation. Also serves west- and north-bound destinations (including local routes). Central Station. 204 2844. Trains to London and other south-bound destinations (including local routes) all rttn from Central. the main entrance to which is itt Gordon Street. The local rail network has over 30
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