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Why I love September in Scotland (and its nearest neighbour!)


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September is a busy and nosey month for all of us with a passion for architecture, art and design.  Doors Open DaysHeritage Open DaysScottish Archaeology Month.. here is a selection of various things I have done in years past…

  • Walked across the squinty bridge before it opened to traffic (Clyde Arc, Glasgow)
  • Stood on stage at the Armadillo and pretended to entertain the crowds (Clyde Auditorium, Glasgow)
  • Tried to discover the secret of Irn Bru (Irn Bru factory, Cumbernauld)
  • Seen how potatoes make their way to our plates (Albert Bartlett, Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire)
  • Watched Greek Thomson paint schemes gradually being revealed (Holmwood House, Glasgow)
  • Discovered a hidden theatre (The Panoptican, Trongate, Glasgow)
  • Enjoyed a free dram and seen how it was made (Auchentoshan Distillery, nr. Clydebank, West Dunbartonshire)
  • Marvelled at a colourful Greek church interior and sampled its beautiful acoustics (St. Vincent Street church, Glasgow)
  • Been treated to one of the first tours of a new arts centre in Trongate (Trongate 101, Glasgow)
  • Seen inside an ice house (Bankhill Ice House, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland)
  • Climbed a Mackintosh tower (the Lighthouse, Glasgow)
  • Seen an innovative colourful extension and beautifully restored tiles at an art deco tyre factory (India of Inchinnan, Renfrewshire)
  • Had a taster meditation session (Bristol Buddhist Centre, Bristol)
  • Walked along to roof of Paisley abbey with a very fine view indeed (Paisley Abbey, Renfrewshire)
  • Controlled traffic lights in the city centre (Traffcom, Glasgow)
  • Heard possibly the longest echo in the world (Hamilton Mausoleum, North Lanarkshire)

This is a European wide scheme, and there are worldwide equivalents, so do go and find one near you!