Glasgow to stage first ever Christmas parade
Glasgow is to stage its first ever Christmas parade as part of a seven-week-events programme to promote the city over the festive period.
The George Square Christmas lights will be illuminated on 15 November with the parade taking place three days later.
The square will feature a skating rink from 24 November, with St Andrew’s Day and Hogmanay celebrations also planned.
T in the Park promoter to redevelop George Square
The promoter of Scotland’s biggest annual music festival, the Scot behind Barcelona’s Olympic village and a top modernist architect are to help decide who will redevelop Glasgow’s George Square.
T in the Park’s Geoff Ellis; David Mackay of MBM Architects, who co-ordinated the development of the 1992 Olympic village; and Professor Andy McMillan, a former head of the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow, will sift through hundreds of applications over the coming months.
20,000 expected to pack streets for Scots athletes
MORE than 20,000 well-wishers are expected to honour Scotland’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes next week as they parade through the streets of Glasgow.
London 2012 stars including Sir Chris Hoy, Katherine Grainger, Glasgow’s Michael Jamieson, and Neil Fachie will take part in the celebrations on Friday, September 14.
The event will take in the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and the Old Fruitmarket, where hundreds gathered in 2007 to hear Glasgow announced as the 2014 Commonwealth Games host city.
Arisaig visits George Square for Piping Live! cook off
It’s all square at Arisaig restaurant on Monday as it hops from the stunning courtyard of historic Merchant Square in to George Square. This is for a cook-off as part of Gourmet Glasgow Dine Around’s free taster sessions in George Square bar as part of Piping Live! 2012.
A taste of the West Coast comes to the heart of Glasgow from 1pm-3pm when Arisaig offers tastings of its own home smoked salmon and a wild venison stew.