Listen to Victoria & Clutha Bar:
This corner has gained dramatic new significance in the history of Glasgow since the tragic accident on 29th November 2013 when a police helicopter crashed into the Clutha Vaults. Ten people lost their lives – seven customers and three members of the crew – on that busy Friday night with live music filling the bar.
The Clutha reopened in July 2015 with Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon pulling the first pint.
It’s worth pausing to look the striking mural showing some of the famous fans from all over the world who have also enjoyed a pint or performed in the Clutha. Look for Spike Milligan, Billy Connolly, Gerry Rafferty, Frank Zappa, Glenda Jackson…and Stan Laurel
Not forgetting the colourful characters who have filled The Scotia Bar over the years. The Scotia was a haven for writers, folksingers and socialists and bar stool philosophers of all kinds until it also became popular with bikers and rockers: enter the Blue Angels.
Music at The Clutha and Victoria Arms
Tom Anderson & Aly Bain (Dean Brig/Banks), Phil Cunningham, Aly Bain, Violet Tulloch (Donald MacLean’s Farewell to Oban), Runrig (Protect And Survive).