Suggested train time – 9.26 from Dunblane to Edinburgh - change at Stirling. Meet in Glasgow at 10.15 by the lions in George Square near the entrance to the city chambers.
Itinerary and selected points of interest for us:
Brief look inside the magnificent City Chambers
George Square laid out in 1781, e.g. monument to Robert Burns with scenes from his poems, and the measurement standards used for trading
Walk uphill past Strathclyde University and the old Collins building to Glasgow Cathedral (consecrated in 1136); brief look inside - famed for the Medieval stained glass. Cathedral Square and coffee/tea in St Mungo museum, the Royal Infirmary (founded 1792), Provand’s Lordship house built in 1471
View the Necropolis from the entrance gate - 50,000 burials and c. 3,500 tombs
McCune Smith café on corner of High Street/Duke Street – slave trade
Continue down High Street to the Tolbooth steeple, Glasgow Cross, the Saltmarket; if time a quick look at the Clyde and the nearby Broomielaw
The Tobacco Lords – mansions and street names
Glasgow and shipping – the Anchor Line building on St Vincent Place. We shall have lunch here. The main restaurant was the booking office for 1st class passengers. A light lunch (cheese platter £9) has been booked for us at c. 1.30 in the Anchor Line Building. SURSA members must pay direct and also for any drinks.