The North Stratton Pipe Band from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada perform in Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow ahead of the World Pipe Band Championship 2017 to be held in the city two days later.

Glasgow Central Station runs alongside Hope Street

The run down Centre Street is on the opposite bank of the River Clyde from the prosperous city centre of Glasgow, Scotland

An old disused warehouse - also on Centre Street

I then walked through the rail underpass linking Kingston Street and Oxford Street in the Laurieston district of Gorbals, Glasgow

This is the edge of Gorbals - I was not going to venture further East, but it would have been  interesting

Back to Centre Street -  and Bonanza Fashion Wear

Centre Street gain...

Heading West, still in the run down Kingston area, Blondie brings a hint of glamour to the disused development land sitting opposite Glasgow city centre

This is the M8 - we might see it again later

The newly restored South Rotunda building on the south side of The Clyde Arc bridge, once a lift shaft to the Glasgow Harbour Tunnel

The modern architectural development of the SEC Armadillo concert venue with Bell's Bridge crossing the River Clyde

More modern architecture on the South side of the Clyde in the shape of of the Glasgow Science Centre

Empty SEC Centre car park, Glasgow - what you get if you put a vast exhibition centre into the middle of a city

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow during The Art of Comics exhibition

A pipe band practising  out of uniform in Kelvingrove Park Glasgow ahead of the World Pipe Band Championship

The M8 passes through the city centre of Glasgow descending under Sauchiehall Street

I've never encountered a Scott Street before - well this is it! On the left restoration work continues on the Glasgow School of Art Charles Rennie Mackintosh building following the destructive fire in 2014

Delapidated beauty of a building on Glasgow's West Regent Street

Elegant architecture in the city centre on Glasgow's Hope Street

The ornate interior of the Wetherspoon pub The Counting House on George Square Glasgow

"People Make Glasgow" slogans on banners in George Square Glasgow - I guess a message aimed at both locals and tourists

North Court Lane

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