Would you like to know more about Glasgow’s sporting history and future?
Ged O’Brien author of ‘Played in Glasgow’ will be leading two walks through routes of sporting and architectural interest. The walks will touch upon some of the many buildings and places in Glasgow that sport has given us, highlighting how sport has contributed greatly to place making within the city.
Glasgow City and East End – Saturday 13th November
Experience with Ged the world capital of sport as it grew from the bowling greens around the High Street to encompass the new urban areas of the Calton, Glasgow Green and Dalmarnock during the explosion of King Cotton and the rise of the engineering glory of the Clyde. The East End walk will terminate at Dalmarnock Rail Station – allowing walkers easy return transport to the city centre or to take more time to explore the 2014 construction works around Celtic Park.
Glasgow South Side – Saturday 20th November
Walk with Ged through the new neighbourhoods of the South Side that grew up around Queens Park from the 1850s and became the cradle and nursery of world football and bowls. The South Side Walk will finish at Hampden Park, allowing walkers the chance to return to the City Centre by bus or train from Mount Florida or take a closer look at the National Stadium and Football Museum.
Both walks start from The Lighthouse (11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU ) at 10.30am where there will be a chance to view the exhibition Commonground: Commonwealth. The walks will take approximately 4.5 hours and will include a stop off time for lunch. The walks are not difficult but please wear suitable clothing and footwear for changing weather.