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Building Stones of Central Glasgow

Wednesday, 13 September 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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As part of Glasgow’s Doors Open Days festival for 2017, society member Margaret Greene will be leading a short walk around the centre of Glasgow. During the walk, we will look at the stones used to clad the buildings and see which are local stone and which come from further afield, and in doing so learn something of their geology.

Did you know Glasgow is built on rocks 340 million years old? These rocks contained the coal which drove the industrial revolution, and the sandstone which clads many of the buildings, much of which comes from quarries in and around Glasgow. Other cladding comes from further afield, some of it quite exotic. You will also learn a bit about the geology which created these rocks. At the end of your walk you will be given a booklet containing the information you have just heard.

Scott Monument, George Square

The full programme for Glasgow’s Doors Open Days festival can be found here.