Guided Walk: Glasgow Through the Ages II – The Industrial City

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.

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Guided Walk: Glasgow Through the Ages I – The Medieval City

Wednesday 13th September 2017 | 6pm

Join GCHT Historic Buildings Officer Niall Murphy to explore how Glasgow evolved from its ancient origins.

Guided Walk: Glasgow Through the Ages III – The Enlightenment City

Sunday 17th September 2017 | 11am

Niall Murphy shows us how Glasgow evolved from the age of the Scottish Enlightenment and as a result of the innovative works of the Glasgow City Improvement Trust.

Guided Walk: Glasgow Through the Ages IV – The Gilded City

Sunday 17th September 2017 | 2pm

Niall Murphy takes us on our final tour exploring Glasgow’s ‘Golden Age’, an era which gave birth to some of Glasgow’s finest buildings lining the gridded streets of the western City Centre.

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