Glasgow’s Animal Magic

Walking Tour

On the pavement outside St Andrews in the Square 1 St Andrew’s Square G1 5PP

For younger students of architectural heritage, and their attendant adults, Ronnie Scott will lead an exciting safari through the city centre on the trail of sculptures of animals in and on Glasgow buildings. One adult per child, please. Bring binoculars or zoom cameras.

We will see plenty of fish and birds, two of the symbols on the Glasgow coat of arms that is carved on so many of the city’s buildings. We will also meet lions and unicorns, elephants, griffins and dragons, walruses and a giant bee. We’ll be discussing what these animals mean, and why owners, architects and sculptors chose them to decorate and give meaning to their buildings.

Part of the Childrens Programme: A sarafi tour for the children.

Number in Brochure: 151


Tour Times

Sat & Sun 11am; 1 hour



Restrictions on Access: The walk is intended for children, so only one adult should be allowed per child.

Full Disabled Access
The walk is on city centre pavements and road crossings; the route is flat.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): High Street; Argyle Street; St Enoch Subway

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply



Glasgows Animal Magic

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