The origin of the word necropolis is from the Ancient Greek language and literally means ‘city of the dead’. Our walking group visited the Glasgow Necropolis last week and found it to be very lively. It was a glorious sunny day and the terraces were alive with tourists and locals alike, enjoying a stroll in the historic surroundings.
The views across the city are spectacular and many of the tombs are beautifully sculpted and carved with interesting information. One of our walkers investigated Wikipedia and found a fascinating page that interpreted the symbols used on headstones which added a great deal of interest to the walk.
On the way up the High Street, the group called in to Civic Room, a gallery that was previously one of the Linen Banks that used to be found around the city. There they met MollyMae, one of the artists whose work was on display in an exhibition called Boundings.
On the way back to base, a couple of the walkers took a small diversion into another cemetery, this one to the rear of the old Ramshorn Kirk on Ingram Street.