Game on: Glasgow Green, the City’s Sporting Heart
Long before there was a Hampden Park, Kelvin Hall or an Emirates Arena, Glasgow Green was where the city went to play and compete. Gifted to the people of Glasgow in 1450, the Green has long been a focus for public gatherings, fairs, political protests and gigs, however, its long-standing role in nurturing the city’s diverse range of sports is often overlooked. Taking in lost lido’s, jumbo-sized gyms, the first golf and football clubs, the origins of ‘gutties’ and an ambitious scheme by local rowers to straighten the river, Ingrid Shearer of Glasgow Building Preservation Trust is our guide on a tour through the city’s true home of sport.
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