Portal to the Past
September 14, 2010 by localnews
by Lynsay Keough
The 5th annual Historic Glasgow event has heralded an exciting new development this year, with the launch of the Historic Glasgow website, www.historicglasgow.org
As well as offering access to a wealth of rarely seen images of the city, the website site offers a framework for a wide range of cultural groups to come together.
It offers a fantastic reference point for families hoping to develop their children’s interest in the history of their native city and how it is relevant to them.
There is also a specific resource for teachers to be able to bring local history into the curriculum and bring local historical events to life.The website will focus on the key themes of the Historic Glasgow strategy and features links to anything from Glasgow’s medieval history to historic landscapes, from archaeology, family history to military history and history of local rivers and canals.
The City Chambers hosted the event, with various exhibits from related bodies, such as the Glasgow Womens Library, Friends of the Glasgow Necropolis and Historic Scotland.
Glasgow was the first council in Scotland to be given more responsibility for listed building consent and planning within their region. Historic Scotland are so happy with the way that this enabled both government agency and council to work more closely together, and thus streamline the sometimes lengthly and expensive process, that other councils throughout the country are now following suit.