As announced by the First Minister on 17 November, Glasgow is now in Tier 4, effectively putting the city into lockdown once again. Consequentially, all our lives will be further impacted, with all but essential retail being forced to close. In addition, bars, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers, and indoor gyms have also been forced to shut. It is hoped that by intervening now, people will be able to enjoy Christmas with more freedom. However, outdoor gyms, click and collect services, outdoor retail services, takeaways, schools, colleges, and universities will remain open.
Nevertheless, there are still things on offer within the city centre. For instance, there are two walking tours: The City Centre Mural Trail and the Contemporary Art Trail. Both tours could be done socially distanced if anyone wants to get out. Restrictions in Tier 4 still maintain that six individuals, from two households, can still meet up outside. Both walking tours are free to use, with GCC City Centre Regeneration team providing an app and a story map that can be accessed online (please see below for links). The app and story map provides text and audio on each piece of art, outlining when it was created, who by, what amenities are close by etc. Both walks offer a fun way to explore Glasgow City Centre, with pieces of art located within each city centre district.
In addition, the cycle lane infrastructure within the city centre has improved, with cycle lanes now accessible along Clyde Street, down to the Riverside Museum and the cycle lanes established on Sauchiehall Street as part of the Avenues project.
To access the City Centre Mural Trail app and audio map, go to:
The Contemporary Art Trail app and audio map can be accessed at: