Building Stones of Central Glasgow


Walking Tour

Walter Scott monument, George Square City Chambers G2 1DU

Explore a bit of urban geology by looking at some of the best examples of different types of rock which can be seen around the city centre.

This walk encompasses a basic introduction to geology as well as a way to learn a bit about the different rock types which are used in the buildings around George Square, Queen Street, St Vincent Place and Buchanan Street.  You will see old sandstone quarried locally and newer stone from further afield as well as other types of rock with more exotic origins.  Find out about the environment which created the rocks and look closely at the structures within the rock. All of you accompanying me on this walk will be given a free copy of my booklet Glasgow Rocks which details the buildings we will look at.

Number in Brochure: 145

Tour Times

Tue & Sat 10.30am; 1 1/2 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.

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.


Limited Disabled Access
Pavements and road crossings involved.

Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Queen Street railway station, Buchanan Street Underground

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply


Strathclyde Geoconservation Group

0141 649 3410

[email protected]


Building Stones of Central Glasgow

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Building Stones of Central Glasgow
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