Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Visit to Hamilton

Courtesy of Morag Robertson

Friends visited four sites in Hamilton on 2 October 2019. First stop was Chatelherault, a former hunting lodge of the 5th Duke of Hamilton. Then we went down to the Low Parks and the 10th Duke of Hamilton’s Mausoleum, inspired by the Pantheon in Rome, with a wonderful cupola. Lunch was taken in the Assembly Hall at the Hamilton Museum. The last stop of the day was Hamilton Old Parish Church built by William Adam in 1732. 
An  enjoyable and excellent day thanks to capable and knowledgeable guides.

Tuesday, 1 October 2019

We Are Seventy Five!

Courtesy of Frances Dryburgh

On the 1st October Friends celebrated their 75th Birthday at a reception in Kelvingrove art Gallery and Museum hosted by the Lord Provost, Eva Bolander. 
Courtesy of Frances Dryburgh
 The company were addressed by the Lord Provost, by the Head of Museums, Duncan Dornan and by Liz Dent, Chair of   the Friends. Over birthday cake and drinks, we were serenaded by Jim Hunter on the organ playing his own composition   ”Friends of Glasgow Museums”.

A delightful evening.