A Glasgow Hotel



Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Sauchiehall Street is a long predominently commercial road that runs from the city centre out to the West End area of Glasgow and the Kelvingrove Museum. Its name roughly translates to a hall on a meadow besides a river.

In the Victorian period, wealthy merchants were eager to build premises along the street which until then had been a quiet road but it was soon widedened to accommodate increasing trade and traffic. Walking along the street on a busy Saturday night is very entertaining and you are guaranteed to meet many friendly, voluble locals.

I love Glasgow and visit as often as I can. This recording was made at my favorite hotel, not far from the city centre. I will not disclose the name as I stay frequently and would not like to upset the staff or potential guests. The building is typical of those near to the University Parks area and is built of local stone.