May 2024
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Miss Toward’s Tenement House .. .. ..


Tenement House, Buccleuch Street, Glasgow © National Trust for Scotland

Bonjour Marie-Agnes, Janice et Jean-Claude –

Ca va bien? – How are you all today? 🙂 Margaret and I love to read all the letters you send us, so full of kindness and bonhomie! Our readers here at Scotiana may not know […]

Glasgow Necropolis: A Monument to ‘Child Migrants’…


Glasgow Necropolis © 2007 Scotiana


Here fond affection

rears its sculpted stone…

(from John Henry Alexander’s epitaph – Glasgow Necropolis)


“CEMETERIES ARE FOR THE LIVING. Sure, the dead are the permanent residents and the living merely visitors but the Necropolis and every other […]

Teatime at Miss Cranston’s Willow Tearooms in Glasgow

The Willow Tea Room Sauchiehall Street © 2007 Scotiana

Hi everybody ! Try to imagine we’re all sitting on a Mackintosh chair round a Mackintosh table, in the very special atmosphere of the Willow Tearooms in Glasgow, chatting about everything Scotland, our favourite subject !

Jane Haining

To begin with, […]

Art Nouveau Peacock on Princes Square Shopping Center in Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Peacock on top of Princes Square facade – Buchanan Street Copyright © 2007 Scotiana

At the end of the nineteenth century, Art Nouveau transformed towns and countryside around the world. Even though its style had gained popularity from just the last ten years or so, Art Nouveau permeated many arts & crafts: jewellery, […]

Princes Square, one of Glasgow’s Leading Speciality Shopping Centres

James Campbell Lord Provost of Glasgow Scotland

Back in 1840, Glasgow architect John Baird was commissioned by Sir James Campbell, to design the large block of business premises in Buchanan Street, known as Prince’s Buildings. The buildings formed a four-storey merchant square in yellow sandstone, named in honour of the birth of the […]