Thursday 13th September, 1pm
Meeting Point: The south side of the Monument to Walter Scott
Duration: 50 mins approx.
Highlights include an examination of each of the monuments, an explanation of why the various people were selected for immortalisation and who the sculptors were. The tour will take a closer look at Sir JJ Burnet’s subtle design for the Cenotaph with its superb sculpture by Ernest Gillick. Finally, the tour will also look at the overall positions of the monuments, how they have moved over time and if a pattern to their arrangement is discernible.
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.