Monday, 10 August 2015

Glasgow Green, Glasgow

McLennan Arch (entrance blocked off during Commonwealth Games 2014)

Glasgow Green is Glasgow's oldest park, having been established in the 15th century during the reign of Kings James II. A short walk from the city centre, it is home to some of Glasgow's oldest sporting clubs, and has seen artists such as Michael Jackson and the Stone Roses perform on the grounds.It also boasts an orienteering course, play village and more. It was even the meeting place of suffragettes between 1830 and 1914.

Glasgow Green Football Centre can be found on Flesher's Haugh, the very site Rangers FC played their first ever game in 1872. The Football Centre features 18 different football pitches.

Other landmarks include Nelson's Monument, the Doulton Fountain, the People's Palace and Winter Gardens and McLennan Arch.

Stage with performances during the Commonwealth Games 2014 with the Winter Gardens conservatory to the right