This is a small private tour. Typically 2/3 guests sometimes just 1. We meet George Square, walk to Buchanan street Underground station. Travel on underground to Govan Station. Emerge and walk to River Clyde at Govan Explore the Govan church yard area and examine the “Hogback” Viking gravestones. (Please note the church which houses the gravestones does not open till 1.00 pm, so only the 12.30 tour will be guided round the stones). Walk around the site of the world’s largest shipyards and the ancient Govan ferries. Explore the Govan community area, once described as Britain’s deprived area. Drop into the “Brechin” bar, savour the atmosphere and perhaps sample a pint of “heavy”. Return via underground to Buchanan street and George Square. For the 10.30 tour we focus on Glasgow’s city centre and it’s mysterious history and association with tobacco and slavery. Walking around the city centre ending usually around Scotland’s only surviving medieval cathedral. Return to meeting point Please note the Church Housing the Govan stones does not open till March. I will confirm at time of booking.
I am born and bred GLASWEGIAN. I grew up when GLasgow was one of the ugliest and deprived cities in the world. I now take visitors beneath the surface to what makes GLASGOW! PEOPLE MAKE GLASGOW. One, two or three hour tours on foot, by public transport or by car of this amazing city. I am an experienced qualified “Badged” tour guide. Previous work experience, Police officer, Judge, Businessman. I try to make the tours both entertaining and interesting. I've trained as an actor so I can tell a good story. I can direct you to good restaurants, Where the best eating and entertainement spots are. I can uncover Glasgow's secrets, its slave trade connection, the source of its wealth, the poverty, politics and humour of Glasgow. Working previously in the legal and business community I have a real in depth understanding of my city
Water, Half pint of heavy beer
Car or public transport
Visit Govan ancient Viking “hogback” graves sit amongst the relics of Glasgow’s industrial heritage. Mix in a local Glasgow pub with local people. Savour a pint of heavy.
Warm clothing and good shoes
Scottish weather is changeable so bring clothing options including sunscreen. We are never far from shops so anything can be acquired. If you need a later or earlier start please message me and I'll try and accomodate you.