Friday, 21 October 2016

Au Revoir to Burrell

On Friday, 21st October, Friends went to Pollok Park on a glorious autumn day, to have our last look at Burrell for 4 years. We met at Pollok House, where we had a tour from three experienced and knowledgeable guides. Most of us had visited before but there is always something new to see and an intriguing new story to hear.
 Lunch was taken in the Burrell restaurant. Our tours of the Burrell Collection were led by FoGM committee members and long time Burrell Guides, Margaret Anderson and John Rattenbury. The museum was suffused with autumn sunshine, the stained glass sparkled, there were treasures and stories galore and a soprano was recording songs for an STV programme! She sang “Time to say Goodbye”!.  A perfect day.        
Courtesy of Frances Dryburgh

Thursday, 13 October 2016

Glasgow Museums Shop. St Enoch Centre

 Glasgow Museums now has a retail outlet in St Enoch Centre. On 13th October, Friends were invited to the shop for Afternoon tea to see this new venture. The shop is light and bright and well stocked with colourful and interesting items. We enjoyed delicious cakes and tea from fine china and indulged in retail therapy! Thanks are due to Catherine McGurk and her team for their hospitality and we send all good wishes to them in this new venture.
Courtesy Of Frances Dryburgh