This fabulous piece of public art, standing ten metres tall and made from galvanised steel, was unveiled in August 2010. It is the work of the acclaimed Glasgow artist Andy Scott. Named Arria, it overlooks the A80 main Glasgow to Stirling trunk road at Cumbernauld, where it is estimated that it will be viewed by 70,000 motorists daily. Costing £250,000, it has divided residents in the town, with some questioning the use of public funds for such a project.
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Glasgow Tenement housing
A good example of Glasgow tenement architecture built in the style of Charles Rennie MacKintosh and Alexander Greek Thomson, on the Banks of the River Cart. Snuff Mill Bridge is in the foreground. This is near to where Mary Queen of Scots watched the Battle of Cathcart
Kittle Corner in Govan, 1890s. Kittle Corner was a little square at the corner of Shaw Street and Govan Road. It was popular with local people as a place to meet friends and exchange gossip. Kittle is a Scots word meaning awkward, dangerous or ticklish and could refer to the feelings of passers-by who had to run the gauntlet of sharp-tongued comment from the locals.
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Easterhouse, Glasgow. This is where I grew up in the late 1950's, early 1960's before we emigrated to Canada. My Dad was a constable with the Glasgow Police. We lived in what is called a police close. Six living units of police families. It wasn't run down like this. C