Glasgow Guide Home

Whats On Glasgow Guide
  Glasgow What's On


    Glasgow Reviews


    Glasgow Gallery


      Glasgow Links
Discuss | Guestbook | Postcard | News | Weather | Feedback | Search | About | What's New
Glasgow Guide Discussion Boards

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )                >> View Today's Topics <<

10 Pages V  « < 8 9 10  
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Time To Restore Dignity To George Square?, A decision for the people of Glasgow
d.c.
post 3rd May 2014, 09:41pm
Post #136

Super Lord Provost
*****
Posts: 479
Joined: 27th Jul 2003
From: Glasgow
Member No.: 19
Thanks GG, that's good to know something is being done. I was last in the square at the beginning of the week, or maybe last weekend, and nothing was happening at that point.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
GG
post 4th May 2014, 11:55am
Post #137


Administrator
Group Icon
Posts: 9,005
Joined: 25th Jul 2003
From: Glasgow
Member No.: 1
Took these towards end of last week, d.c..

GG.

Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image


Attached Image

 


--------------------
Help: Register :: Login :: Forgot password? :: gg@glasgowguide.co.uk
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
d.c.
post 4th May 2014, 12:32pm
Post #138

Super Lord Provost
*****
Posts: 479
Joined: 27th Jul 2003
From: Glasgow
Member No.: 19
The improvement is obvious in those latest pics. I hope that they keep on top of the problem now, at least with the Cenotaph, if not the various other statue plinths too. It does look as if it is now an issue that might need regular attention.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ashfield
post 4th May 2014, 12:46pm
Post #139


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 8,187
Joined: 3rd Mar 2009
From: Brigadoon
Member No.: 6,611
I think the problem might be it's close proximity to the City Chambers and it being covered in some of the overspill rolleyes.gif


--------------------
If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans (Woody Allen)
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
d.c.
post 24th May 2014, 08:58am
Post #140

Super Lord Provost
*****
Posts: 479
Joined: 27th Jul 2003
From: Glasgow
Member No.: 19
George Square was handed over to BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend last night, when top DJs performed to a crowd of 14,000 music fans.

(Some might question why the Square had to be used for this event. Glasgow Green is being used for the main event tonight, when a crowd of 50,000 is expected).

The main stage was at the west side of the Square but for around 5 minutes of last night's several hour show, the crowd was asked to turn and face the City Chambers as something amazing was about to happen ... they were then treated to this:

BBC Radio 1 Video: Lighting up George Square

The City Chambers as you have probably never seen them before and the most amazing part is that Gordon Mathieson's face is nowhere to be seen.

(It might be tempting to give up at the start of the video, but I think it is worth persevering).
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ktv
post 11th Nov 2014, 01:36pm
Post #141


Mega City Key Holder
******
Posts: 3,314
Joined: 31st Mar 2009
Member No.: 6,730
QUOTE
Light shows mark Glasgow connection to First World War

Two light shows will be held in George Square later to mark the experiences of Glaswegians during the First World War.

One of the shows will see film, images and audio projected onto Glasgow City Chambers during a 27-minute narrative.

Simultaneously, a second show will beam the names of every Glaswegian who fell during the conflict on to the Cenotaph.

There will be seven screenings of "Glasgow's War" at 19:00, 19:45, 20:30, 21:15, 22:00, 22:45 and 23:27.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-29994301
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
*Guest*
post 22nd Nov 2014, 01:37am
Post #142






I travelled to Glasgow and to George Square the morning after Remembrance Day in order to pay my respects to our fallen heroes and to read the wreaths and messages left the day before. I could not get access because there were huge trucks and construction vehicles parked all around the Cenotaph. I asked one of the many men in yellow jackets what was going on and I was told that it was the start of the Christmas festival preparations.

What a thoroughly disgusting way to treat our fallen comrades. Dignity? I most certainly think not. I may think twice about making that long journey again.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
GG
post 27th Nov 2014, 07:55pm
Post #143


Administrator
Group Icon
Posts: 9,005
Joined: 25th Jul 2003
From: Glasgow
Member No.: 1
Sorry to read about your experience and concerns, Guest. Certainly this has been a problem for the last few years now, where George Square is quickly reduced to a tacky, expensive funfair during the Christmas period, and the process of degrading our most revered civic square starts the day after Armistice Day. While Glasgow councillors claim to respect our fallen heroes one day, the next they are moving in the heavy equipment and chainsaws that so disrupted your own visit.

GG.

Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image


Attached Image

 


--------------------
Help: Register :: Login :: Forgot password? :: gg@glasgowguide.co.uk
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
GG
post 18th Dec 2014, 12:44am
Post #144


Administrator
Group Icon
Posts: 9,005
Joined: 25th Jul 2003
From: Glasgow
Member No.: 1
More loss of dignity for George Square planned:
QUOTE
George Square Hotel plans skywards expansion

It has stood on George Square longer than any other building, its Victorian heart unchanged for generations.

But now the Millennium Hotel - better known to most Glaswegians as the Copthorne - has announced dramatic plans to expand skyward in to a "futuristic" extension.

Owners Millennium & Copthorne Hotels say they have been forced in to the move thanks to two equally dramatic developments now set to go ahead, whether they like it or not.

The first is the multi-storey car park directly behind them that has already received outline planning permission as part a council-backed scheme to turn Buchanan Galleries in to a supermall.

The second is equally significant revamp to Queen Street station that will see the hotel lose more than 50 rooms as an existing 1970s extension is bulldozed.

So the new design - although still to be formally unveiled - will both replace the rooms lost and hide the giant parking lot.

In doing so, it will change the skyline of the city's premier civic space forever.

A spokesman for Millennium & Copthorne Hotels said: "The proposed car park will loom over the hotel building, overshadowing George Square. ...

Full story here:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/histori...3#disqus_thread

GG.
Attached image(s)
Attached Image
 


--------------------
Help: Register :: Login :: Forgot password? :: gg@glasgowguide.co.uk
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
*Guest*
post 4th Feb 2015, 08:06am
Post #145






Was in the square at the end of January and the benches were nowhere to be seen. Very disappointing as I fancied a wee seat in the square.

Does anyone know why they were not there?
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
GG
post 19th Aug 2015, 11:27pm
Post #146


Administrator
Group Icon
Posts: 9,005
Joined: 25th Jul 2003
From: Glasgow
Member No.: 1
The stupidity of Glasgow's politicians (most notably the failed and rather silly council leader Gordon Matheson) almost beggars belief.

QUOTE
Shelved: 15m George Square facelift is put on ice

A planned 15million upgrade of George Square has been put on hold indefinitely.

In 2012, city council leader Gordon Matheson launched a design competition to give the historic heart of the city a new look.

It attracted entries from some of the best architects in the world, a shortlist was drawn up and a winner announced.

But within minutes of the announcement, Mr Matheson said the facelift plan had been scrapped as it did not have the backing of the public.

Instead, he said the square would get a makeover in time for the Commonweath Games in 2014 and promised the 15m upgrade would be carried out once the sporting event left town.

In July 2013, the Evening Times was told a report would go before councillors within weeks suggesting the permanent improvements which should be made.

And council bosses vowed the public would be asked their views about any planned improvements. ...

Full story here:
http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/1361224...revamp_on_hold/

The following is always worth a wee watch just for the pure comedy value:

Ponsonby interviews Matheson over George Square row
http://news.stv.tv/west-central/222621-ber...rge-square-row/

GG.


--------------------
Help: Register :: Login :: Forgot password? :: gg@glasgowguide.co.uk
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
kiltie2
post 20th Aug 2015, 08:14am
Post #147

Resident
****
Posts: 108
Joined: 15th Oct 2013
Member No.: 25,807
Excellent GG! well, watch them squirm smile.gif love it! sent this link to a pal in Wales, they have their own fair share of "Mathison's" and no pun intended, we are not talking Turkey! OUCH! that was just bad sad.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post

10 Pages V  « < 8 9 10
Fast ReplyReply to this topicStart new topic

 



RSS Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd Jul 2017

All material in the site Glasgow Guide is copyright of the Glasgow Guide Organisation. This material is for your own private use only, and no part of the site may be reproduced, amended, modified, copied, or transmitted to third parties, by any means whatsoever without the prior written permission of the copyright owner. All rights reserved.

Glasgow Hotels: book cheap hotels in Glasgow online now.