Tales of the George Square Statues


Walking Tour

Meet at the Cenotaph Lions George Square G2 1AL

The statues, and Square itself, have been getting a lot of attention recently. Yet what do you really know about them? Join us with historian Mark Nixon to find out their fascinating stories.

George Square has witnessed historic events. Some have proposed modernisation, eradicating most of its historic features. Yet the greater community considers its form and historic statues as the very soul of the city and what you see today is the result : a loved and viable historic space. The Strathclyde Group of the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland supports this view, promoting appreciation of the built heritage that encloses it while also encouraging ongoing discussion of its future. The statues are its tangible link to past historic figures and events and very much its most integral features. Historian Mark Nixon has researched each figure, its significance and the socio-political events that inspired them.

Number in Brochure: 110


Tour Times

Mon 2pm; 1 hour

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.


Full Disabled Access
The area is level.


Getting Here

Nearest Train or Subway Station(s): Queen Street Station

Parking: On Street Parking Available Charges Apply



The Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland : Strathclyde Group

0131 557 0019

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Tales of the George Square Statues

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Tales of the George Square Statues
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