Glasgow and Strathclyde, Scotland

The sheltered coastline from Gourock to Ayr gave rise to holiday resorts and steamer ports for the recreation of the people of Glasgow

This is Burns' Country, with Scotland's national poet being born at Alloway,near Ayr, and getting much of his inspiration from the countryside round it.

Golf is taken seriously with course at Troon, Turnberry and Ayr being of world standard.

Glasgow grew out of the Industrial Revolution, with shipbuilding on the Clyde. Today the shipbuilding is gone, and Glasgow is re-establishing itself as a city of culture

Glasgow is the third largest city in Britain, even though its growth only really started 300 years ago. Port Glasgow became an exporting and importing port for North America, the nearby coalfields supplied the power for heavy industry like shipbuilding on the Clyde. This industry in turn gave rise to the rapid growth in population and in slums. These slums have now been cleared and Glasgow has emerged as a city of culture - becoming the European City of Culture in 1990
Queens Park, Glasgow, Scotland George Square
                  Queens Park                George Square
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Charles Rennie Macintosh      The School of Art                           Pollock House
In Glasgow you can look out for the following:-
Botanic Gardens
Although founded in 1812, the Botanic Gardens moved to their present home in 1842. They are on the banks of the River Kibble, and have an extraordinary, large greenhouse called the Kibble Palace
Burrell Collection
Some 8000 items amassed in his lifetime by Sir William Burrell, were given to the city in 1944. An exceedingly diverse collection of art - from the old world and the new, and including perhaps the world's most outstanding collections of stained glass and tapestries
Glasgow Art Gallery and Museum
Among the best art collections in Europe, with additional displays including furniture
Pollock House
Pollock Country Park contains not only the purpose built Burrell Gallery, but also Pollock House, with an outstanding collection of Spanish painting, including Goya's and el Greco's
Tenement House
A flat in a tenement building, constructed in 1892, that has the same tenant from 1911 to 1965. It was never altered, and remains as a time capsule that shows you what life in the tenement was like
Provand's House
Built in 1471, this is the oldest house in Glasgow. Built originally for a canon of the cathedral, it has now been restored and houses a collection of 17th century Scottish furniture

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