Thursday, August 30, 2012

Glasgow 'Smell Map'

Edinburgh-based designer Kate McLean has created a most unusual map of the city that portrays its scents, rather than its street pattern. Glasgow joins a number of cities around the world that Kate has 'mapped' in this way; for her and the residents and visitors she has interviewed, Glasgow 'smells of diesel, wet moss and Lorne sausage'. There's a tantalising glimpse of the Glasgow map on Kate's website, but the full thing can be viewed at the Glasgow Science Centre until September 16th.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Maggie's Glasgow night hike

The network of Maggie's cancer centres has organised a 10-mile night-time fundraising walk around Glasgow on Friday 7 September. During the course of the walk, participants will have exclusive out of hours access to some of the city's best-known structures. This year's route starts at the Riverside Museum, passes along Clydeside to the Lighthouse, then on to the Glasgow Art Club and via the Kibble Palace to finish at Maggie's Glasgow Gartnavel. Further information is available from the Maggie's website.