Glasgow's History

There is a much larger list of historical items at The History section of the Glasgow Social Wiki.

The History of Glasgow from Wikipedia.

Tenement Houses are common in Glasgow — usually eight apartments over four floors, sharing a common access door.

The Tenement House is a time capsule — passed on to the National Trust for Scotland at the death of its owner, Miss Agnes Toward, to be preserved.

It shows a slice of life of Glasgow of a comfortably living person in the early 20th Century.

The oldest surviving building in Glasgow

Sighthill Stone Circle was constructed in 1979 — the first astronomically accurate stone circle constructed in the United Kingdom for 3000 years. It was built via the Glasgow Parks Department Astronomy Project, led by SF Author Duncan Lunan.

The stones were removed in 2016 wile the area underwent redevelopment including the demolition of the area's tower blocks. They were reinstated in 2019 in a new location around 250m distant from the original, previously unusable because of the proximity of the tower blocks. The new location incorporates previously unrealised elements of the 1979 installation, and is now astronomically more accurate because of the increase in precision of computation and of surveying in the intervening 40 years.

The site is wheelchair-accessible.

Location information: Sighthil Stone Circle

Fewer people have had a greater influence on art and design to this day than Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

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