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> Glasgow: Is The Truth Still Too Painful?, New Thomas Cook guide book criticised
benny
post 21st Aug 2011, 08:24pm
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. . . . There are wastelands in vast outlying estates, created foolishly and very difficult to resolve. . . . .

You are looking through 21st century eyes at the attempted solution of a 20th century problem. These "vast outlying estates" were mostly created not long after WW II, when the immediate aim was to get people out of slums and into decent accomodation. The decision to build such estates may look foolish now, but many of us who lived in them were more than happy to swap stairhead toilets for real bathrooms and clatty backcourts for a bit of greenery. Hindsight is a wonderul thing, as they say.


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post 19th Jun 2012, 02:57pm
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Glasgow is a big industrial city like many others in this country and abroad and like all the others has its fair share of places you would not want to visit unless you had a particular reason for doing so,,, I mean would visitors really want to tour around Govan or Shettleston probably not and yes we our troublesome areas so have all the others......you dont go there.

But Glasgow is a great city to visit both historically and for its wonderful new architecture and some of the best shopping to be found anywhere. Great pubs and clubs and very friendly and welcoming folk.
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post 20th Jun 2012, 06:51am
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Totally agree, Doug1, especially regarding people being friendly and welcoming – as long as we don't try to change them by artificially creating some kind of 'Disney robots' along the lines proposed by the tourist board. It's the Glaswegian spirit that adds that special touch and helps make the place such a good place to visit.

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