Rennie Mackintosh exhibition showcases work of influential Scottish architect
THE style of one of Scotland's greatest architects is set to be recognised at a new exhibition in London. Take a look at his iconic and less famous buildings here.
Glasgow is known for its tenements. These were the most popular form of housing in 19th and 20th century Glasgow and remain the most common form of dwelling in Glasgow today. Tenements are commonly bought by a wide range of social types and are favoured for their large rooms, high ceilings and original period features. The Hyndland area of Glasgow is the only tenement conservation area in the UK and includes some tenement houses with as many as six bedrooms. Like many cities in the UK…
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R0297. 44972 at Glasgow Queen Street. July, 1960.
1960/07.R297. This is Glasgow Queen Street station on what is clearly a very wet morning in July, 1960! LMS Stanier 'Black 5' 4-6-0 44972 is waiting to depart for Fort William. Copyright © Ron Fisher.
Roxburgh Street Glasgow Scotland 1962
Roxburgh Street and Byres Road, Glasgow, seen from by grandparents' sitting room window in 1962. My grandfather must have been testing high speed film in his camera. The tram rails are still in place, and 1962 was the year the Glasgow's tram system was closed down. I have no idea if it was still operating when the photos were taken. I was born in 1975 but my early memories of Glasgow are of a coal black town, the porous sandstone building had absorbed years of soot from coal burning fires…
The Locarno Ballroom, Glasgow, 1956.
A view of Sauchiehall Street at the Charing Cross end. Still the days of tramcars and the Locarno Ballroom looks to be in full swing. The band advertised is Benny Daniels and his Orchestra.
Old Photograph Maryhill Barracks Gates Glasgow Scotland
Old photograph of the gates to Maryhill Barracks in Glasgow, Scotland. These Scottish barracks were opened as Garrioch Barracks in 1872. Built to accommodate an infantry regiment, a squadron of cavalry and a battery of field artillery, it dominated the area which is now the Wyndford housing estate. The barracks replaced the previous Infantry Barracks at Duke Street in the East End of the city, which dated from 1795. Maryhill Barracks became the depot of the Highland Light Infantry, City of…
The Flying Scotsman is pictured for the first time after restoration
The finishing touches are being made in a workshop in Bury, Greater Manchester, where the world's best known locomotive is nearly back on track thanks to a £4.2 million restoration project.