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Guest Blog: Graeme Thomson on Themes For Great Cities, A New History of Simple Minds

To celebrate the forthcoming publication of Themes For Great Cities: A New History of Simple Minds by Graeme Thomson  (published by Constable on 27 January) we’re delighted that the author has penned a brilliant guest blog for us. We also have a one copy for one lucky winner in a giveaway, lookout for details coming…

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January 17, 2022

Cù Bòcan – experimental Highland Single Malt

Once again we are delighted to be able to offer our Celtic Connections Trad Trail guests a complimentary dram of whisky at the start of our tours. For the last few years, Tomatin have generously provided bottles of their Legacy single malt which we have enjoyed sharing with our guests. This year, in addition to…

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November 29, 2021

COP26 Stephen McRobbie of The Pastels on Barrowland Park: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

As you can’t have failed to notice, Glasgow is hosting COP26. This got us thinking about the role music can play in promoting sustainability, and about how music links in with environmental and wellbeing themes. A good local example of this is one of our favourite stops on the tour, Barrowland Park, currently designated a…

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October 27, 2021

SAY IT LOUD Don Letts -There and Black Again: Glasgow Music Walking Tours blog

This coming Saturday, Jul 31st, the fabulous Don Letts is in conversation with our co-founder and lead guide, Fiona Shepherd, at Broadcast in Glasgow. To celebrate we have not one, but two copies of his autobiography There and Black Again to give away over on our FB page. Don Letts – filmmaker, musician, DJ, broadcaster,…

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July 28, 2021

Hi! Sharleen Spiteri: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Guest Blog

If you’re looking for a blithe summer soundtrack to accompany the gradual easing of Covid restrictions, allow us to suggest Hi, the new album by Texas. These Scotpop stalwarts formed in Glasgow 35 years ago but there’s nothing creaky about their intuitive blend of disco, soul and pop influences.   Anyone who has seen Texas…

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June 23, 2021

Barras 100: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

We love sharing our memories of Barrowland and Barrowland Park on our Merchant City Past and Present tour and we’re really looking forward to the second part of Barras100 exhibition this weekend. A programme of events marks the 100th anniversary of the Barras Market with exhibitions and opportunities to share Barras stories. A photography exhibition…

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June 17, 2021

New Season 2021 Update: Glasgow Music Walking Tours Blog

 Now that spring has sprung and Covid restrictions are easing, we are delighted to announce the re-opening of our tours on Saturday 1stMay. We cannot wait to share the music stories of Glasgow with our customers once again. Photo by Jannica Honey Our tour guide, Phil  It’s been a year like no other and we…

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April 16, 2021

Small Hours:The Long Night of John Martyn by Graeme Thomson — Glasgow Walking Tours Blog

Graeme Thomson’s excellent new book, Small Hours: The Long Night Of John Martyn, was published earlier this month and has been praised by the Observer, Irish Times, Independent, the Herald, Uncut and MOJO.  Omnibus Press have very kindly given us two copies to give away, check our FB page for details on how to win…

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July 27, 2020

Glad to be back and Good to Go

Testing, testing… anyone out there? We are delighted to report that our tours will be up and running from Saturday 1st August. Obviously, the last few months have been very strange but we are really looking forward to sharing stories with our guests again. Of course, things have changed. At present, we cannot guarantee access…

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July 17, 2020

Glasgow Walking Tours Blog: Stories from the Ballroom: Dancing Fools by Alison Irvine

Ahead of the forthcoming event, Stuart Cosgrove with Recollective, Barrowland Ballads  at Glasgow’s Aye Write Book Festival we’re rerunning the brilliant blog by the author, Alison Irvine, about the book  Barrowland Ballads. Alison’s blog is accompanied by photographs by Chris Leslie and drawings by Mitch Miller, together they are the award-winning artists Recollective. We have…

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February 13, 2020