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.)

Sadly, there can only be ten winners. Here are their names (they will be contacted directly) and the answers to the questions.


One: Which park does Glasgow University overlook?

A-Kelvingrove Park

Two: Name the shipping magnate who gifted his vast collection to the city of Glasgow which is now housed in a purpose built museum in Pollok Country Park.

A-Sir William Burrell

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Three: What is the name of the famous crane – one of the oldest and biggest on the Clyde – which can still be seen today?

A-Finnieston Crane

Four: Which dance hall in the east end became infamous for its connection to the Bible John murders in the 1960s?

A-The Glasgow Barrowland Ballroom

Five: In which year did construction of the Clyde Tunnel begin?



Neil Cree

Anne Donnelly


One: What is the name of the oldest building in Glasgow, built around 1471?

A-Provand's Lordship

Two: What year did Glasgow host the Garden Festival?


Three: Name the factory in Glasgow Green that was built in the style of the Doge's Palace in Venice.

A-Templeton's Carpet Factory

Four: What did women do in the steamie?

A-They washed clothes

Five: In which square are the City Chambers found?

A-George Square


Heike Bley

Alan Reekie


One: What is Glasgow's underground system fondly known as?

A-The clockwork orange

Two: Name the tea rooms in Sauciehall Street and Buchanan Street visited for their Charles Rennie MacIntosh furniture and design.

A-The Willow tea rooms

Three: Glasgow is known for its boxers. Who is this winning one of his five world title fights (photo was supplied during quiz)?

A-Jim Watt

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Four: Name the famous sewing machines manufactured in Glasgow and exported worldwide.


Five: Who did Celtic defeat in the 1967 European Cup, becoming the first British team to win the trophy?

A-Internazionale Milan (or Inter Milan)


Linda Paul

Fred Anderson


One: Where would you find the Kibble Palace?

A-Glasgow's Botanic gardens

Two: Name this famous steel works on the outskirts of Glasgow (photo was supplied during quiz).


Three: When did Glagsow host the Empire Exhibition?


Four: What is the name of the canal that links Grangemouth to Glasgow?

A-Forth and Clyde Canal

Five: Who designed the Glasgow School of Art, built between 1898 and 1906?

A-Charles Rennie Mackintosh


Kevin McLaren

Angela Lawson


One: Name this regal and world famous cruise ship, built during the hey-day of shipbuilding on the Clyde.

A-QE2 (Queen Elizabeth 2)

Two: What was hoisted in George Square during the civil uprising in 1919 that saw tanks enter the city centre?

A-The Red Flag

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Three: What is the name of the weekend market, a near neighbour of Paddy's Market, that's still run from the east end of Glasgow?

A-The Barras (Glasgow Barras Market)

Four: Can you name this busy Glasgow bridge (photo supplied during quiz)?

A-Jamaica Bridge

Five: What name is the sheltered area under Central Station colloquially known?

A-The Hieland Man's Umbrella


Gordon Ewing

Letta Docherty

Thanks again for playing, and watch for our next Heritage & Culture competition, beginning on Monday.