Talk: Glasgow’s Traditional Shopfronts

Wednesday 17th April 2019 | 6-8pm | 54 Bell Street

To coincide with Glasgow City Heritage Trust’s Ghost Signs of Glasgow Project, join us to hear Iain Wotherspoon talk about the city’s historic shopfronts. He will take us on a ‘virtual’ stroll along the pavements of Glasgow pointing out –and bemoaning the loss of–some of our finest (and most under-rated) streetscape assets: our Victorian and Edwardian shopfronts.

Iain Wotherspoon is an actor who has spent much of his career touring the theatres of the UK and Europe but also turns up regularly in repeats of Taggart. For the last twenty years he has been on the Planning Applications Group of Friends of Glasgow West reviewing every planning application for the Glasgow West Conservation Area, and he is now doing the same for the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland, of which he is the Strathclyde Group’s Chairman.  It was doing this work which opened his eyes to the plight of Glasgow’s disappearing shopfronts.