Glasgow is fast becoming one of my favourite cities to visit. It’s compactly cosmopolitan and has a rich heritage in the arts and sciences which makes for inspiring places to visit. This year I explored the nooks and crannies of the Hunterian Collections at Glasgow University and strolled through the glass-houses of the 200-year-old Botanic Gardens.
I love Victorian Collections and Natural History displays whether of gruesome medical equipment or pretty rock collections. And it’s true, I’ve a fondness for skulls and skeletons of all kinds. It became apparent to me visiting Edinburgh and Glasgow museums a couple of years ago where a lot of J K Rowling’s Potter-verse inspiration comes from! (In the Hunterian there is a chair with a magic stone that medical students must sit on to be approved as worthy graduates!)
I also enjoyed some more contemporary pursuits, taking in an open air gig at the newly refurbished Kelvingrove Bandstand, and checking out the multiplex cinema at the epic Silverburn mall. The pubs in Glasgow’s East-end were fun too. Craft beers and pub quizzes were just the ticket for a good night out!