Walk, Talk and Eat in Glasgow

Tuesday 12 November - 10:15am
Important notes: Please tell Donald your mobile phone number. His is 07796331965. Let him know if you have any food allergies e.g. cheese! If you plan to come, please let him know at the latest by Thursday 7th November as the restaurant needs confirmation of numbers by Friday 8th November. Any queries? Phone him on 823599.

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.