George Square

Glasgow Music TourLength : 2 Minutes 51 Seconds

Jim sets the scene in George Square, a popular setting for public gatherings, parties, demonstrations and the occasional film location.

And where better to start than by the statue of Robert Burns, whose poetry and songs continue to inspire today’s musicians. This statue, dating from 1877, is one of many seagull-spattered icons here in the heart of the city. Recently Glasgow City Council stirred up strong opposition from local people with plans to renovate the square and move the old Victorian statues elsewhere.

People power has won the day. The statues are staying (even though most people could not name all – or any – of them)….but back to Jim, he has more stories to tell about the square. Look out for the zombies!