The walk takes you through a century or more of pubic health in the city of Glasgow, starting by the Cathedral and ending up by the River Clyde. It has been developed by the Centre for Population Health as part of its programme to highlight health action in the city.
- Thought provoking walk which has guidebook available free from the Centre for Population Health
- Bullet holes in the old prison wall remind us of the city's violent past
- City Improvement Trust houses built in the 19th century remind us of attempts to improve health and well being in the city in previous times
The walk takes you from the Cathedral to the River Clyde and along the way highlights buildings with a particular health interest from the past, from the graveyard at the Cathedral to Duke Street Prison and the City Improvement Trust and provides a powerful reminder of the enormous efforts which have gone into the improvement of health.
Summary contributed by: Andrew Lyon, October 2005< Back to Scotland page for links to other stories
|Location||Glasgow High Street, Scotland|
|Date walked||October 2005 / June 2006|
|Walk type||Town and City walks|
|Difficulty||Suitable for anyone who enjoys an easy walk|
|Distance||1.5 miles / 2 km|
|Time taken||1 hrs 30 mins|
|Walk source info||Free guidebook from Glasgow Centre for Population Health|