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111 Places in Glasgow

That You Shouldn't Miss


Glasgow was once known as the Second City of the British Empire – the powerhouse of the industrial revolution, a great port and merchant city whose architectural and cultural magnificence hid a darker side of urban poverty and squalor. Today the heavy industry is long gone, and 21st-century Glasgow is comfortable in its role as a smaller, cleaner, greener city, a vibrant and stylish centre for the arts and learning, now even more friendly and culturally diverse.

With a wealth of insider’s local knowledge and engaging anecdotes, 111 Places in Glasgow that you Shouldn’t Miss will guide you round a huge variety of intriguing sights, unique venues and surprising corners of this great city, helping you understand how the people made Glasgow and how Glasgow made its people.

111 Places in Glasgow

That You Shouldn't Miss

Tom Shields

Contains numerous colour photographs

by Gillian Tait

240 pages

13,5 x 20,5 cm

5,25 in. x 8 in.
ISBN: 978-3-7408-1863-0


£ 13.99
$ 23.95

Tom Shields

Tom Shields was born in Glasgow and has never left, apart from frequent sojourns in Barcelona. He studied at Strathclyde University on and off (more off than on) and after 32 years finally graduated with a hybrid BA degree in engineering, mathematics, Spanish, Latin American studies, Catalan, and wine-tasting. He received an honorary doctorate from Strathclyde, officially for services to Glasgow humour but more likely for his efforts to keep the university’s bars and restaurants busy. He fell into journalism at an early age and spent more than 40 years at the Glasgow Herald and Sunday Herald, much of the time writing Diary columns. His five Diary collection books are still popular, mainly in charity shops.


Gillian Tait

Gillian Tait was born in Edinburgh, and grew up in other parts of Scotland. She studied art history and painting conservation at the universities of Edinburgh and London respectively, and worked for many years in the museum sector in Scotland, England and the USA. More recently she has occupied her time as a writer, editor and photographer, while indulging her passions for travel, singing and performing in opera, operetta and musical theatre, and improving her Italian. 111 Places in Edinburgh That You Shouldn’t Miss was her first book in this series. She subsequently contributed to 111 Places in Glasgow That You Shouldn’t Miss as photographer and editor, and her latest book as both author and photographer is 111 Places in Fife That You Shouldn’t Miss. She lives in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. 



The Press and Journal

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