Kelvingrove Art Gallery

You have to hand it to Glasgow City Council, Scottish Government and generous benefactors to have this treasure trove of art open to all, without cost. Museums and galleries can create key moments for visiting children. Such moments can later inspire decisions based on that early childhood visit. Continue reading Kelvingrove Art Gallery

St Andrews and Anstruther

The harbours of St Andrews and Anstruther. St Andrews “the home of golf” has changed greatly over the past thirty years. It is a University town packed with houses of all sizes from grand mansions to terraced mews but nobody has ever been seen entering or leaving a house. Almost as if everyone you saw in the town was a visitor.

This continues today as tourists spill from the narrow pavements onto the streets as they go from shop to shop. It is much busier and there are many more shops mostly from the big chainstores. Fortunately a few good bookshops and sweetshops remain. Yet no-one ever is seen crossing the threshold of a house…

Anstruther [ainster] bookends a great St Andrews day-trip with an outstanding fish and chip shop, if you can endure the 40 minute queue. It too has a busy harbour of fishery and leisure activity.