Travel.

The Arlington Baths Club

Arlington Baths

. 61 Arlington Street Glasgow, G3 6DT Telephone:0141 332 6021 info@arlingtonbaths.co.uk www.arlingtonbaths.co.uk   Saturday 27 November, 2021  – Screening Comfort and Joy Comfort and Joy, Screening at Arlington Baths The Iconic Arlington Baths Club The Arlington Baths Club is one of Glasgow’s hidden gems. It is thought to be the first Victorian swimming club in […]

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Wully Davidson’s Bus Pass Rambles: Warm Day in the West Highlands

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Glasgow to Oban Wednesday was forecasted to be a warm day in the west Highlands, as an area of high pressure over the UK would be centred there. I decided on a trip down the west coast from Fort William to Oban. Journey time 1 hour and 33 minutes. The bus from Buchanan Street left […]

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Wully Davidson’s Blog: Isle of Gigha

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Bus Pass Ramblings – August 2021 Tayinloan Village – Ferry Terminal Today’s trip would take me to the small island of Gigha, a few miles west of the Mull of Kintyre. The Campbeltown bus from Glasgow left Buchanan St at 0910, and arrived at Tayinloan village at 1253. A half hour later, it would arrive […]

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Wullie Davidson: Bus Pass Ramblings – Crail to Anstruther

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15 july 2021 – East Neuk of Fife Today’s trip would take me to what’s known as the ‘east neuk of Fife’, ‘neuk’ being an old Scots word for ‘corner’. The 0820 bus from Buchanan St arrived at St Andrews at 1105. From there, I got a bus to Crail, which took 34 minutes. Crail […]

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Byres Road: Glasgow West End

Ashton Lane, Glasgow West End

Byres Road is often described as the “the main artery flowing through the heart of the area” – let’s just say that here the heart beats strongest. It is not the most beautiful part of the West End but it’s busy, vibrant and holds many attractions. People come here with a purpose – to work […]

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021 | Filed under: Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog, Travel

Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Ramblings: Inverary and Tarbert

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Today’s (30 June, 2021) trip would take me from Inveraray to Tarbert, ferry to Portavadie, bus to Dunoon, and ferry to Gourock. The highlight of the day would be a one hour walk to a watchtower on a high promontory overlooking Scotland’s longest sea loch, Loch Fyne. It was the warmest day of the year, […]

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Thursday, July 1, 2021 | Filed under: Wullie Davidson: Blogging about Bus Pass Jaunts in Scotland

Lifting The Lid on Whistler at the Hunterian

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Whistler: Art and Legacy 9 July – 31 October 2021 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free and by pre-booked timed ticket A major new exhibition opening at The Hunterian in July explores the art and legacy of American-born artist James McNeill Whistler (1834–1903). The Hunterian at the University of Glasgow is home to one of the world’s […]

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Guide to the Kelvingrove area, Glasgow West End

Area Guide Kelvingrove Kelvingrove Park, one of Glasgow’s dear green places, is a very popular, especially on a warm summer’s day when it attracts joggers, strollers, families and students from nearby Glasgow University pretending to prepare for exams. The area around Kelvingrove Park is one of the most beautiful in the West End, if you […]

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Saturday, June 12, 2021 | Filed under: Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog, Travel

Annan Fine Art Gallery

One of Glasgow’s most attractive little galleries the Annan gallery is family run and has been in business since 1855. displays include of original paintings, old photographs, and reproductions. Details: Location: 164 Woodlands Road. Tel: 0141 332 0028 e-mail: douglasannan@btconnect.com Disabled Access: Yes

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Tuesday, December 8, 2020 | Filed under: Galleries

Stories from the Briggait – Glasgow Doors Open Day

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Wednesday, 16 September, 2020 15:00-16:00 Stories from The Briggait Hosted by Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival, Wasps Artists’ Studios and The Briggait Tbe Briggait is of Glasgow’s most enduring and endearing landmarks, A-listed building – it has been a part of the River Clyde skyline since the Nineteenth Century. Built in 1873, the Briggait served as the city’s bustling […]

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Day Away on Scottish Ferries

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Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Ramblings With news accounts of day trippers to England’s south coast beaches being packed like sardines into trains, and the story of the Millport ferry turning turtle due to the sheer weight of passengers (maybe some exaggeration there), I was beginning to feel left out. I hadn’t actually heard an official […]

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Thursday, August 13, 2020 | Filed under: Travel, Wullie Davidson: Blogging about Bus Pass Jaunts in Scotland

Glasgow Walk: Maryhill, The Venice of the North by Ian R. Mitchell

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The Talk Maryhill, like Venice, owes its existence to canals. It is said of Glasgow that the city made the Clyde and the Clyde made the city, but in contradistinction to this, it was the Forth and Clyde Canal, and its Glasgow branch to Port Dundas, that made the burgh of Maryhill. The canal snaked […]

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Monday, July 27, 2020 | Filed under: Coronavirus, maryhill, Walks

Wullie Davidson Bus Pass Ramblings: Glasgow – Inverness – Fort William

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This outing didn’t quite go to plan. Decided on the Glasgow-Inverness-Fort William-Glasgow run. There’s a change at Perth for the Inverness stage, for which the timetable allots 5 minutes, except the connecting bus had ‘broken down’, and there would be an hour’s delay, which was actually an hour and 15 minutes. Cut a long short, […]

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Saturday, November 2, 2019 | Filed under: Wullie Davidson: Blogging about Bus Pass Jaunts in Scotland

Return to Tuscany 2019

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Two years ago Jim and I won the bid in an auction for a holiday in Tuscany in support of Starchild Charity.  At last this September (2019) we  headed for Bagni di Lucca for our stay at Tuscan Rooms. Our accommodation was in a refurbished 200 year old town house with a little balcony, shutters […]

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Thursday, October 10, 2019 | Filed under: Pat's Home Page Blog, Travel, Writing

Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Ramblings – West Highland Railway, Mallaig and Ferry to Armadale

he West Highland Railway from Mallaig to Glasgow via Fort William, has been a ‘bucket list’ ambition for me for a long time. Saturday was predicted to be a fine day, so I decided to get out and do it. It’s also on the bucket list of many tourists who come to Scotland, and this […]

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Monday, September 23, 2019 | Filed under: Wullie Davidson: Blogging about Bus Pass Jaunts in Scotland

Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Rambles: North Berwick and Dunbar

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Two destinations today (Saturday 14 September, 2019) –  North Berwick and Dunbar. I’m getting gallus. I’d never been to either. There was a good bus service to both from Edinburgh, a bus every half hour. I decided to go to North Berwick first, then on to Dunbar, before returning to Edinburgh. North Berwick North Berwick […]

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Sunday, September 15, 2019 | Filed under: Wullie Davidson: Blogging about Bus Pass Jaunts in Scotland

Wullie Davidson’s Bus Pass Ramblings: St Andrews

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I’ve taken a week of my annual leave this week, and decided to do an ‘easy one’.  Today, it was St Andrews, mainly because I’ve never been there, but also because a nurse who was attending me during a recent medical procedure said it was ‘fantastic’. At just 2 hours and 36 minutes from Glasgow, […]

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Friday, September 13, 2019 | Filed under: Wullie Davidson: Blogging about Bus Pass Jaunts in Scotland

A Trip to Largs and Millport

Largs is an attractive seaside resort located on the Firth of Clyde and less than 45 mins by car away from Glasgow. (Trains also run regularly from Glasgow Central station.)  The small town has a lovely seafront with its long promenade, well tended greens, and flower beds complemented by a row of palm trees. On […]

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019 | Filed under: Accommodation, Travel

Glasgow West End, Guide to Kelvinbridge and Hillhead

  Travelling west along Great Western Road you will arrive at Kelvinbridge on the North side of Hillhead. The bridge is lovely at night when it is lit up and the view to the south is very unusual -beneath the bridge Inn Deep customers drink al fresco. This area is very lively and you can […]

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Sunday, May 26, 2019 | Filed under: Guide, Travel

The Steeple. Lochgoilhead. December 2018

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Helen Rose. Outdoor Diary Tempting Fate My last visit to this area was seven years ago when I broke my leg in an accident coming down from a col on the other side of the village. I was concerned at returning to the same area to climb a hill with the same club and with the […]

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Friday, November 30, 2018 | Filed under: Helen Rose Hillwalking Diary, Travel

Open Studio Lodestone Art Bowling ‘She Sits and Watches Sinking Ships’

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Saturday 24 November, 2014 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Arch 7, 15 Dumbarton Rd, Bowling Harbour, Glasgow G60 5AQ Artist-in-residence Megan Rudden has been collecting, drawing, writing and researching the history of Bowling Harbour’s industries, trade unions, and the unique imagery of the area. Come to her weekend show where she is displaying her work […]

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018 | Filed under: Art, Photography, Exhibitions what's on-glasgow, Galleries

Bob Law Photography and Walking in Scotland: The John Muir Way

John Muir Statue. Dunbar

The John Muir Way starts over on the East Coast of Scotland past Edinburgh. The father of American Conservation and prime instigator of National Parks stateside was born and grew up in Dunbar. Around Dunbar is a fine stretch of coastline with many rewarding beach and cliff walks. Ideal for both holidays or day trips. John […]

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Tuesday, October 23, 2018 | Filed under: Bob Law: photographer, walker and writer, Travel

Talks at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

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(Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Photograph by Jim Byrne) André Lhote’s painting ‘Head of a Woman’ Tuesday 2 October, 2018 2 p.m. – 2.15 p.m. Explore one of the recent changes to the French Art Gallery. Curator of European Art Pippa Stephenson will discuss this early French Cubist painting and the controversies that surround it. […]

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Shaping Their World, Thistle Gallery

Stop the World Alexandra Grdner

1 – 30 September, 2018 SHAPING THEIR WORLD …… ….during the month of September, 2018, in the Gallery is a unique array of exhibits from 16 accomplished Scottish women artists whose remarkable interpretation of the theme is expressed through the mediums of paint, artisan glassware, ceramics, jewellery and textiles. This month-long eclectic Exhibition runs from […]

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The Great Big Mackintosh Bus Tour, Glasgow

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21 July, 2018 . 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hop on the Vintage Bus (courtesy of Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust). Visit all of the main Mackintosh attractions including Mackintosh House, The Hunterian, Kelvin Hall, Kelvingrove, Scotland Street School, Mackintosh Queens Cross, The Lighthouse and The Willow Tearoom. Free Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust Download PDF Leaflet […]

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Charles Rennie Mackintosh Design: House For An Art Lover – Photo Gallery

Hermann Muthesius: ‘…it exhibits an absolutely original character, unlike anything else known. In it we shall not find a trace of the conventional forms of architecture to which the artist, as far as his present intentions were concerned, was quite indifferent.’

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Sunday, May 20, 2018 | Filed under: Architecture, Art & artists Glasgow West End, Galleries

A Day Out, The Lighthouse

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18 May 2018 – 22 July, 2018 Review Gallery Graphic design studio A Day Out is Graham and Malcolm: a twenty-nine-year-old skateboarder and a retiree of the Stockholm hardcore punk scene. They love working with people who have a firm foot in the unknown. Together they make brand identities and other visual tools that help […]

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Still Moving: Films and Photographs of Ulrike Ottinger, The Hunterian

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20 April – 29 July 2018 Hunterian Art Gallery Admission free This solo exhibition profiles the influential filmmaker and artist Ulrike Ottinger, whose work has rarely been exhibited in the UK. Still Moving features a range of Ottinger’s photographic prints and some short film works. This is the first solo exhibition of Ulrike Ottinger’s films and […]

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Unbuilt Mackintosh, The Hunterian

Rennie Mackintosh unbuilt buildings

8 March – 3 June 2018 Unbuilt Mackintosh showcases stunning architectural models based on the unbuilt designs of Scottish architect, designer and artist Charles Rennie Mackintosh (1868-1928). Demonstrating Mackintosh’s architectural vision, the models have been crafted by current Scottish model makers, with their precise dimensions meticulously drawn from Mackintosh’s drawings and documentation. The display combines models […]

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Kelvin Hotel, Glasgow – at the heart of the Real West End

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Kelvin Hotel, 15 Buckingham Terrace, Great Western Road, Glasgow, G12 8EB Telephone: 0141 339 7143 Web: www.kelvinhotel.com Book: Book online About the Rooms at the Kelvin Book directly for the best rate ‘When booking direct with us, all guests receive a complimentary full Scottish breakfast, a stamp on their Kelvin Hotel Loyalty Card to obtain […]

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Thursday, December 7, 2017 | Filed under: Accommodation, Pat's Home Page Blog, Weddings

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