Pats Guide: About this Website

The Glasgow West End Web site – Launch Party! all the news and incriminating pictures. 🙂

I am pleased you have chosen to spend some time here.

Why did I decide to create this Website? Many reasons including:

  1. The West End of Glasgow is a great place and I wanted to show it off. In the process I wanted to create a site that would be of interest to locals as well as visitors.
  2. To fill some of the gaps in terms of what can’t be found on the internet – information that will be of interest to women as well as men – local ‘shoppers’ viewpoints with reviews and opinions about bargain hunting and information about great West End shops.
  3. To encourage local people and businesses to start taking advantages of the opportunities that the Internet offers.

I love to browse the Internet and I have spent a lot of time looking at travel and shopping Web sites – some of these are great but some leave me feeling generally dissatisfied: too many graphics, too slow to download, impersonal, just not enough information – lists don’t tell you much. Many not really reflecting my interests – particularly as it relates to shopping. I prefer websites that give a personal perspective and lots of information.

Anyway to cut a long story short I thought I could do better! For a start I am writing about an area that I know a lot about – I live in the West End in Glasgow myself (in Hillhead to be exact). All the content you will read or look at on this site has been created by local people – for the most part myself and friends of mine. I love shopping and browsing and I hope that some of my enthusiasm for shopping in the West End will come through in the guides. I love dining out and trying out new restaurants and I also love discovering and re-discovering the buildings, galleries and beautifull parks that the West End has to offer – this area has a unique character which is well worth celebrating.

I also wanted to ‘do something for myself’ and put some of my enthusiasm and energy it into a creation of my own making.

We launced the Site on the World on December 11th 1999 and had a party to celebrarte.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with me if you disagree or agree with what I am saying – your opinion is welcomed.

An Accessible Web Site

This Web site has been designed to be accessible to as many people as possible, including disabled people and in particular people who are blind or have a visual impairment. There is a text version which is updated in parrallel with the graphics version. I can promise that the text version will never be out of date – because each time I update it two both versions are generated automatically. The link to the text version can be found at the top of every page and will jimp to the text version of the page you have downloaded.

The actual Web site was built and is maintained by my husband Jim – so any complaints about things not working can be directed at him!

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