Walks around Glasgow, series 2 ADED11507

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

These five walks will look at parts of Glasgow around Central Station, part of the Necropolis, two areas of the Merchant City including the riverside, and part of the Gorbals. The first walk will start at the Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane. There are some markedly different areas in this series. The peace of the Necropolis contrasts with the extremely busy area around Union Street. Some other areas have large cleared spaces where there were formerly important sites.


Block 3, week 1. Tuesdays.

2 hours per week for 5 weeks, 10am-12 noon.

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





No summative assessments will be undertaken.

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No


Course Aims

The course aims to:

■ Provide students with a deeper knowledge of parts of Glasgow and their histories.

■ Place particular focus on the architecture, history, industrial, commercial, recreational and residential sites, and the people of the designated areas.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the history, architecture, people and background of designated areas in Glasgow from the 17th century.

■ Analyse a range of relevant source material in relation to the history of the areas under consideration

■ Actively participate in discussion during class to demonstrate knowledge and awareness.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Not applicable to a non-credit bearing course