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Wullie Davidson Work 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

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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Sunday, March 10, 2019 | Filed under: Guide, Pat's Home Page Blog, 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

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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

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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

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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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The Arlington Baths Club

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7 – 22 October, 2019 – Members’ Fundraising Art Sale 7 – 22 November, 2019. Glasgow’s Coat of Arms Exhibition – Opening Night 29 November, 2019 Don’t miss the opening night of new exhibition at the Arlington Baths Club celebrating Glasgow’s Coat of Arms. It’s a fascinating collection of images through the centuries, including their […]

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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

Tall Ship At The Riverside Museum

The SV ‘Glenlee’ (built in1896) is a beautifully restored ‘tall ship’ and one of only five Clydebuilt sailing ships left afloat in the World. The SV ‘Glenlee’ is the only ship of this type left in UK. It is owned by The Clyde Maritime Trust who operates a programme of events throughout the year including […]

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 | Filed under: Galleries

Museum of Transport at The Riverside Museum –

Opened in Spring 2011, replaced Glasgow’s Museum of Transport (now closed), which was Scotland’s second-most popular free attraction. The new Transport Museum was designed by award winning architects Zaha Hadid Few cities have had such a profound impact upon transport and technology as Glasgow. The landmark Riverside Museum Project gives the city a purpose-built venue […]

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The Fossil Grove, Victoria Park, Whiteinch

If I had been around a few Hundreds or so million years ago I would be telling you about the delights of living in a vast tropical forest. No doubt I would also be warning you to keep your eyes peeled in case you stumble across the 2-metre long centipede-like animals that roamed around the […]

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Kelvingrove Art Gallery And Museum

The Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum is world renowned for the quality of its international art collection which includes Impressionists and Italian and Dutch Renaissance paintings. Without question it houses one of Scotlands finest civic Art collections. My personal favourites can be found in the Glasgow Room where you will find works by the Glasgow […]

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Temporary Closure of Mackintosh House

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  The Hunterian’s Mackintosh House will close for a short period of refurbishment from Tuesday 21 November 2017.   The Mackintosh House, part of the Hunterian Art Gallery on the University of Glasgow campus, is one of Glasgow’s most popular tourist attractions, welcoming visitors from around the world.   The refurbishment works will include the […]

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Christmas Art Show, Lillie Gallery, November – December, 2017

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Opening Hours at Lillie Gallery Exhibition launches 10 November, 2017 Tuesday to Saturday (Closed Sunday and Monday) 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. closed for lunch 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Exhibition and gifts for sale. 

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Archifon IV, Cryptic Sonica, University of Glasgow Chapel 1 – 5 November, 2017

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One part video game, one part holographic display, one part gigantic musical instrument: Floex and Initiwill bring the interior of the Memorial Chapel to life as you’ve never seen it before. Elements of the architecture are primed to respond to the beams from laser pointers handled by the audience: statues might suddenly sing when light strikes them, or […]

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The Hunterian Museum

Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow After almost two years of closure, the Hunterian Museum re-opens on 16 September, 2011 and features a new permanent gallery, ‘The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Final Frontier’. From 10 September, The Hunterian will move to new visitor friendly opening hours, including Sunday opening. Current exhibitions: Colour, Rhythm and Form: J. […]

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Friday, October 27, 2017 | Filed under: Galleries

Scotland’s Own Coinage, The Hunterian, From 3 October 2017

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All change – new Scottish coin exhibition reveals Hunterian treasures Scotland’s Own Coinage From 3 October 2017 Hunterian Museum Admission free (Above: James III Groat. Below: James VI Hat Piece) A new exhibition dedicated to the history of Scottish coinage is now open at The Hunterian. Scotland’s Own Coinage is the first major exhibition at […]

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Neil Clements’ Electric Eye, The Hunterian – runs until 8 October, 2017

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Admission Free. This exhibition at the Hunterian Art Gallery presents paintings and sculptures by Glasgow-based artist Neil Clements (b. 1982, Belfast). Neil Clements: Electric Eye continues The Hunterian’s innovative programme of contemporary art displays, and features new works made especially for this context. Clements’ work often echoes the abstract formal strategies of modernist art. He […]

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