Saturday 16th September 2017 | 11am
Join GCHT Heritage Outreach Officer Gemma Wild on a tour showing how Glasgow developed following the arrival of the Forth & Clyde Canal, the motorway of the 18th century.
Highlights include the unlikely history of Bairds Brae, the oldest canalside buildings in Scotland, Maryhill’s past as the Venice of Scotland, aqueducts, bridges and spillways, World War II protection measures, the Hamiltonhill Claypits, the Phoenix Flowers, The Glue Factory and the Speirs Wharf warehouses.
No booking required.
Meeting point: 1 Applecross Street (at Scottish Canals HQ)
Duration: 2 hours approx.
Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival is an annual event taking place across the city during the third week in September. Buildings open their doors and give free access to the public to showcase the city’s architecture and heritage. As well as access to buildings, the week-long programme includes walks, tours, talks and special events.