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Glasgow history

Remembering Clydebank blitz

On 13 and 14 March, 1941, Nazi Germany's Luftwaffe dropped more than 1,000 bombs on Clydebank – the heart of Scotland's industrial war effort.

Pride of the Clyde

AFTER Her Majesty broke the traditional bottle of champagne on the towering bow of that other monarch she was naming Queen Elizabeth 2, 40 years ago next Thursday, there was what this paper's report described as "50 breathtaking seconds" while nothing appeared to happen. TV news footage of the launch shows big John Rannie, the managing director of John Brown's Clydebank yard, flapping his bowler at it, as if to shoo the 10,000 tonnes of Clyde-wrought steel down the slipway.

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Titan to vanish from skyline

ONE of the Clyde's most and striking landmarks - the Titan crane at Govan - will soon disappear from Glasgow's skyline.

Kapranos: Glasgow is destroying its heritage

HE WRITES songs for girls to dance to and his band have sold millions of records in just three years.

Remnants of Glasgow's tobacco trading past

THE TOBACCO lords, Scotland's first millionaires, once dominated the country's transatlantic trade. In the 18th century they were the merchant princes of commerce in Glasgow, where they are now remembered in only a few city streets and buildings.

Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz

OUR LATEST prize-based competition was another great success. More than 4,700 people last week viewed the five-part Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz, with approximately 280 e-mail entries submitted for a chance to win a copy of Images of Glasgow: A pictorial history of Clydeside's people and places from Breedon Books. (You can order copies of the book.)

Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz - Day Five

WELCOME to the final day of our week-long competition from Heritage & Culture, Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz.

Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz - Day Two

WELCOME to Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz, the latest competition from scotsman.com's Heritage & Culture.

Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz - Day Three

IT'S TIME again to play Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz, the week-long competition from scotsman.com's Heritage & Culture.

Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz - Day Four

YOU'VE arrived just in time for Day Four of Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz, the popular, week-long competition from Heritage & Culture.

Glasgow: The Ultimate Quiz - Day One

THE COLOURFUL words above are from Jack Webster, the noted Herald features writer and author, who penned the forward to the book Images of Glasgow: A pictorial history of Clydeside's people and places from Breedon Books.

How to order 'Images of Glasgow'

COPIES of the book Images of Glasgow: A pictorial history of Clydeside's people and places, at a suggested price of £12.99, are available from all good bookshops in the UK or direct from publisher Breedon Books.

Play the Glasgow heritage quiz

NOWHERE in Scotland can claim to have undergone as much change in the last century than Glasgow. From the green and rural, to the muscle behind the great Empire, the devastation of the Second World War, and finally to the large metropolis that it is today, Scotland's biggest city has experienced extreme successes and losses.

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