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Collecting moments in Glasgow

GLASGOW  /  Please select

Collecting moments in Glasgow

We’ve stepped away from your typical Whiskey tastings and gone in search of some not-so-typical Glasgow collectibles to wet your wistle and your appetite. Find them all in our best-of list.

Start you day at an Aladdin’s cave tucked away on the Victoria Road where – aside from great coffee and food – you’ll find a lovely owner ready to share her secrets of the city.

Then off to take a stroll through the vibrant Finneaston area in the early afternoon for a spot of shopping, and gallery visits, and a visit to Scotland’s very first saxophone shop. Even if you’re not a player, you’ll be impressed by what’s on offer here, and may even be lucky enough to hear the next Charlie Parker playing. While you’re in the neighbourhood, make a dinner reservation at the Gannet. Trust us, you won’t regret it.

To inspire the collector within, check out Glasgow’s Gallery of Modern Art, then step back in time to the 1920s at Gin 71 around the corner for a pre-dinner aperitif – or two.


Sax And The City - 6 Blackie Street Glasgow G3 8TN

I joined the saxophonist’s club by marrying my husband Colin who has been a professional player for over 30 years. I appreciated his playing was like his lifeblood. It was an extension of who he was. A day with no sax left him out of sorts.


Gin71 - 71 Renfield Street, G2 1LP Glasgow

Walking into Gin71 is like stepping back in time. The 1920’s style of the bar is really effective as the décor is beautifully executed; you’re drawn to the magnificent gantry housing the 71 gins backlit with an alluring glow of the stained glass.


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