Glasgow, central Scotland part of the mytownonvideo.co.uk
video business directory.
Glasgow is an ancient burgh, first developed as an ecclesiastical
centre on a hill near the cathedral. Having a grammar
school from the early 14th century, in 1451 the burgh
acquired its University by papal bull and became an
archbishopric in 1492.
From the mid-17th century Glasgow began to develop its
overseas trade with Europe and the American colonies.
After the Union of 1707 Glasgow dominated the tobacco
trade and the city with about 12, 000 inhabitants in
1700 began to grow as a manufacturing centre.
1776 Glasgow merchants imported more than half of Britain's
tobacco and had lucrative re-export markets in Europe.
The improvement of Glasgow harbour and the development
of a diversified industrial economy had also progressed;
the problems posed by the American War led to the formation
of the Glasgow Chamber of Commerce (1783) and the growth
of the West Indies trade.
Cotton imports became significant, and Glasgow by 1850
had become a manufacturing city with a population of
345, 000. Situated in a region rich in coal and iron,
Glasgow became a major shipbuilding and engineering
centre, the Clyde leading the world for tonnage launched
and railway rolling stock and machinery produced.
The 20th century witnessed the decline of heavy industries.
Service industries gradually provided more employment,
and consumer industries became more significant.
short and snappy videos that appear on the Glasgowonvideo.co.uk
website allow local people and visitors coming to the
area for a short time, to find out what's really available.
This is far better than a directory listing with a name,
address, contact telephone number. They get the chance
to see the goods and services of interest to them on
video, and meet the people to will be able to help them.
websites will form a digital record of UK businesses
from 2007 and will be an important historical record
for future generations to look back and see what business
life was life in the UK in the early part of this century.
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Glasgow River Festival A
fantastic FREE family day out which takes place every year
on the Glasgow Fair Holiday weekend in July (usually the
third weekend in July). Over the two days there are exhibitions of Jet Ski's,
Zap Cats and Power boats. Other attractions include
access to the Tall ships and Royal Navy frigates. There
is also Live Music, Beach Volleyball exhibitions, The
Radio Clyde Road Show and BBC Scotland. FREE buses from the city centre to the festival site.
Loby Doser Glasgow Situated
in Woodlands road opposite the Halt Bar is one of Glasgow’s
more unusual statues. Erected in 1992 it shows the cartoon
strip character Lobby Dosser sitting astride Elfie with
his six gun drawn having captured Rank Bajin who is sitting
behind him in handcuffs.
Glasgow West End
winning and celebrated restaurant and bars in the heart
of Glasgow's West End in Ashton Lane. Extremely popular
with both locals and tourists alike. Affectionately know
as 'The Chip' this Glasgow institution produces modern
Cuisine using the finest of
Scottish raw materials.
Restaurant, Merchant City,Glasgow.
and bustling Italian restaurant in Glasgow's Merchant City.
The staff are welcoming and friendly and the restaurant
boasts an extensive menu serving unique comtempory Italian
head chef Leonardo trained in Rome for 30 years and the
menu retains an inspired
Roman feel which is
enhanced by owner Rocco Martone's Tuscan Influence.
Castle Hotel and
Woodland Lodges*** Fintry,
Castle, central Scotland's oldest inhabited castle, is
set in 1,600 acres of wooded parkland.
Wall Cottages Bonnyside
Road, Nr. Glasgow