Photographing Glasgows Heritage


Walking Tour

Wellpark Kirkhaven 120 Sydney Street G31 1JF

Interested in photographing architecture? Join a free photography workshop/walk that will look at how best to capture the essence of buildings by improving your photographic techniques using your own camera (professional or simple phones). Appreciate Glasgows architecture through photography.

This workshop/walk will start with a 15 minute introductory talk outlining the route and giving some initial guidance on photographing buildings and the urban environment generally. This will be followed by a 2 hour walking tour taking in a variety of buildings and architectural features. At each photographic stop, you will be encouraged to discuss the interesting aspects of a building and the options available to photograph it.  On return to base there will be a session reviewing/evaluating the images you took during the walk and you will have the opportunity to discuss any aspect of urban photography and ask questions.

The walking part will start from Wellpark Kirkhaven (opportunities here) and progress along Duke Street (Wellpark Brewery and Ladywell School) before heading up John Knox Street to the Cathedral area (Provands Lordship, Royal Infirmary, Catherdal, Museum of Religious Life & Art, entrance to the Necropolis, Barony Church, Glasgow Evangelical Church and several  interesting statues. Next will be Glasgow Cross (Tolbooth Steeple), St Andrews Church and Square, High Court, Briggait, Albert Bridge, McLennan Arch and some photography capturing the open space of Glasgow Green as well as some of its fine landmarks such as Nelson Monument, Peoples Palace, Doulton Fountain and the  former Templetons Carpet Factory. The return to Kirkhaven will be fairly direct, crossing London Road and Gallowgate with perhaps a look at the old cattle/meat market redevelopment.

Some of the buildings we pass may be open as part of Doors Open Day and you might like to pop in to see the interior and take some photographs. Indeed, in the event of wet weather the walk may be restricted with more time being spent on interior architecture.

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Tour Times

Sun 1pm; 3 hours

Advanced Booking Essential

Additional Booking Information:

Booking opens at 10am on Wednesday 26th August 2015.

Please be aware that Doors Open Day events are very popular and will book out quickly.

Spaces are limited per person. For this event spaces have been limited to 1 per person to give as many different people as possible an opportunity to get involved.

Please only book for events that you intend to go to and cancel your space as soon as possible if you are unable to attend.

If the event is fully booked please feel free to add yourself to the wait list, if a space becomes available you will be contacted and will have one day to respond. Please be aware that you must add yourself to the waitlist for every space and for the times that you want ie. if looking for three spaces at any time, add your name 3 times to each event time.


Restrictions on Access: 18 and over, unless accompanied by adult

Full Disabled Access


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): High Street or Bellgrove

Parking: Car Park Available On-Site Free of Charge



Photographing Glasgows Heritage

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Photographing Glasgow\s Heritage
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