2022 is the year of stories. Scots love telling stories so it is very fitting Visit Scotland chose this as its themed year.
To quote Visit Scotland, ‘Stories are a vital part of Scotland’s culture and every community has a different tale to tell. Shared stories, whether spoken, written, sung or filmed are what give a sense of place, history and belonging.’
Us Scots love a story. As a wee girl, I’d always love to listen to the stories of my grandparents and parents. How my granny grew up in a Glasgow tenement and the similarities to the Glasgow Tenement on Buccleuch street. Or the stories my mother and father in law would tell about the characters they came across in Glasgow but also on the islands – it would make you chuckle.
To me, Billy Connolly’s (The big yin) stories of the shipyards and his banter with fellow Glaswegians is the epitome of Glasgow life.
Many businesses have blogged about their year of stories so I thought it would be a great opportunity to share our interesting stories from our tours.
So what stories do we like to share with our guests?
Albert Einstein was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Glasgow in 1933.
The Finnieston bar and restaurant (circa 1800) is the oldest building in Finnieston. It was once a dairy where the coos grazed all the way down to the River Clyde.
When we visit the cheese shop, there are always stories to tell about the Scottish cheese we try. The cows who produce the milk for the Isle of Mull cheddar and Hebridean blue eat grass but also whisky grain from Tobermory distillery. There’s now doubt these cows are merry!
So come join us on a tour and hear some more of our stories our guides have to tell about Glasgow and its food and drink scene.