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Stone28

Whats it like in Glasgow?

Hi folks I'm from New Jersey, U.S.A. I stumbled onto this site about a week ago and looked true the picutes both old and new and was wondering what Glasgow is like from an insiders pointof view. Is it a place you can see yourself wanting to bring up your family in? Is the crime out of hand? What are the pro's and con'sof life there now? Any other information would be great also.....Thanks
LowLight

Welcome to Urban Glasgow stone.

Just like anywhere else Glasgow can only be experienced by visiting it. Don't be put off by crime stats and the rubish weather.  

Get your flight booked.
Lone Groover

Been here 2 years, it is great, I will never leave.

most Americans are dissapointed by everything that isn't American, but hell, give it a go !

get that ticket.  
Marti

Welcome to Urban Glasgow fella...

As said, you really have to visit our great city.
It will blow you away, it has everything...
Alex Glass

Hi Stone

Glasgow isn't like anywhere else in the World. The people are friendly and will make you welcome. I raised my two daughters in the South side of Glasgow and wouldn't have wanted to do it anywhere else.

We get our share of the good and bad weather but not always in the season it is expected.

Like any large city there is crime but most people don't every experience any problem and can go through life without it having an impact on their life.

There are lots of place to go by day or night. Over the last ten years Glasgow has seen an increase in the number and quality of hotel accommodation. There are now more place to eat out than there has ever been before.

Give it a go Stone but don't do the holiday maker visit come and stay for a couple of months between the autumn and winter. If you can stick the weather at that time of year you will love Glasgow the whole year round.
samscafeamericain

Re: Whats it like in Glasgow?

Stone28 wrote:
Hi folks I'm from New Jersey, U.S.A. I stumbled onto this site about a week ago and looked true the picutes both old and new and was wondering what Glasgow is like from an insiders pointof view. Is it a place you can see yourself wanting to bring up your family in? Is the crime out of hand? What are the pro's and con'sof life there now? Any other information would be great also.....Thanks


hey stone28, welcome mate.   Get yourself to the Kearney Irish or Kearney Scottish clubs, that willlet you judge the people, then just get your @ss over here
norrie

Hi stone28, the rest of the posts have said it all, get over here and explore Glasgow.
Dare say some of us can give you a tour.
Bye for now, norrie
Stone28

Thanks for all the responses. I agree in reguards to having to visit Glasgow to really understand it. I am going to try to save enough money to get there. I am a Boilermaker by trade, I'm not sure if Boilermaker is called something else in Glasgow. So when I get there it will be a "once in a lifetime" journey. I want to spend at least one month. When the time comes I am going to ask for advice and opinions.

Until then I am going to keep on visiting this board. I have read and followed many threads on Urban Glasgow. I really enjoy the pictures and the spirit. Its been a learning experiance for me.

Best reguards.....Stone
norrie

Hi stone28, the way I see it was, if you worked in a plant that made boilers you may well be called a Boilermaker but Platers from structural works also worked on boilers.
I finished up in Babcock who made boilers and other plant for power stations, the guys who worked on the boilers were platers and some were fitters.
I was  template maker to trade but in Babcocks I was called a Process Engineer.
I dont know of any works in the Glasgow area who make Boilers.
I hope you manage to make it to Glasgow.
Bye for now, norrie
John

There`s  a Boilermakers Social Club on Dumbarton Rd in Clydebank.
Alex Glass

Stone28 wrote:
Thanks for all the responses. I agree in reguards to having to visit Glasgow to really understand it. I am going to try to save enough money to get there. I am a Boilermaker by trade, I'm not sure if Boilermaker is called something else in Glasgow. So when I get there it will be a "once in a lifetime" journey. I want to spend at least one month. When the time comes I am going to ask for advice and opinions.

Until then I am going to keep on visiting this board. I have read and followed many threads on Urban Glasgow. I really enjoy the pictures and the spirit. Its been a learning experiance for me.

Best reguards.....Stone


If you do get to visit Glasgow I will happily give you a tour of the City Chambers.

It would be good to see you

When I worked in British Steel all the welders were members of the Boilermakers Union and they weren't involved in the making of boilers.
cybers

Alex is the union for the council not the GMB anymore...?
norrie

When I was serving my time as a templatemaker I was in The Boilermakers union, it was a tradesman craft only union at one time, now it is for all types of workers.
I worked for the council and GHA till a couple of years ago and I was a member of The GMB.
Bye for now, norrie
Alex Glass

       
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