A Walk in the Park

A Walk in the Park


A Walk in the Park

Exploring the Treasures of Glasgow's Dear Green Places

John Cairney

ISBN: 9781910745359

Binding: paperback

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In A Walk in the Park, Cairney shows that he clearly loves the city and he expresses that it is more than it appears to be. Glasgow is not just a city full of tenements and big buildings, it is a beautiful Scottish landmark outfitted with the beautiful parks that he will go on to describe. He takes the reader on a unique walk through the various parks of the town, stopping along the way to share brief anecdotes, historical accounts, and detailed images of how the parks look.

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A wander through twelve of Glasgow’s finest parks, and through the mind of a treasured Glasgow resident, John Cairney. Cairney’s exploration of his home city’s dear green places ranges from Tollcross Park in the east, to the Botanic Gardens, pride of the West End, and even right out to Hogganfield Loch in the city’s furthest reaches.

Written with a deep love of the city, A Walk in the Park takes us on a journey into Glasgow’s past as well as through its outdoor spaces. Cairney traces his city’s history back a millennium to its founding by that great wanderer, St Mungo. Through the stories of its parks Glasgow comes to life, a post-industrial city with an unmatched individuality, a thriving cultural scene, and a lot to look forward to.

Table of contents:

The Parks 


Glasgow Green
Tollcross Park
Alexandra Park
Hogganfield Loch Park
Springburn Park
Botanic Gardens
Victoria Park
Kelvingrove Park
Bellahouston Park
Pollok Country Park
Queen’s Park
Rouken Glen Park
Inner City Extra 


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