Scottish Youth Theatre

This looks like fun for the whole family.  Come to Family Storytime for some interactive storytelling at the Scottish Youth Theatre on Saturdays or Sundays at 10.30am or 12.30pm.  The Theatre can be found at 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow.

Tickets are priced at £5 per head or £15 for a family ticket for four (babies and under 2’s go free).

Call 0141 552 3988 to book in advance – capacity is extremely limited!

Dates and stories for Spring’s ‘Rare Tales Season’:

•       The Lad Who Went To The North Wind – 25th & 26th of February

•       The Precious Stove – 10th & 11th of March

•       Seven At One Blow – 24th & 25th of March

Dates and stories for Summer’s ‘Aesop’s Fables Season’:

•       The Hare And The Tortoise – 28th & 29th of April

•       The Mice In Council – 12th & 13th of May

•       The North Wind And The Sun – 26th & 27th of May

•       The Lion And The Mouse – 9th & 10th of June

•       The Dog And The Shadow – 23rd & 24th of June

Merchant Square Craft Market

Glasgow Reporter

Merchant Square (Candleriggs) Craft Market

Saturdays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sundays 12Noon – 6 p.m.

One-off Pieces and Specialty Crafts:

aromatherapy products
home-made jams and chutneys
fashion accessories
baby clothes

minutes away from Buchanan Street and George Square … 5 minutes walk to Queen Street railway station.

Merchant City

I am just fascinated by this place and I know I have written a number of posts on the Merchant City but every time I see something about it, it just taps into that creative part of my soul.  love it!  I need to go there soon. (for more info, click on Merchant City in my tag cloud :))


Merchant City Festival 2011

Celebrate the 10th year anniversary … 130 events … 54 venues including dance, music, street arts, theatre, visual arts and comedy … lots of free events and looking forward to surpassing the 70,000 people who attended over 4 days last year.

Come to Glasgow on July 21-24, 2011 and check it out. More information can be found on the website.


City Merchant Restaurant

I have been missing writing my blog and am now finding it a bit hard to get myself going again.  I was writing my final essay for my history course and now it is a strange feeling not to have any deadlines.  It is completely over.  Very unbelievable.

I found this restaurant by chance while looking up some other information and I thought it was very interesting because I had written a blog about the Merchant City in Glasgow a while ago.  This is a restaurant in the same district and it has some amazing dishes.  Unfortunately, I haven’t had the privilege of eating there myself but hopefully some day I will at least get the chance to see it and maybe even go inside and be able to sample this delicious sounding fare.

The City Merchant is known as Glasgow’s leading seafood restaurant and people come from all over to experience the fine food served there in a rustic yet warm atmosphere.  It can be found just 5 minutes from George Square and in an area known, in the 17th and 18th centuries, for fine mansions of prosperous merchants.

The restaurant began in 1988 with the Matteo family and was extended and upgraded in 1996.  The menu offers traditional Scottish fare as well as  local and exotic fish and prime Scottish steaks.

Here is a sample of the menu:

Rainbow Trout Fillets, hollandaise sauce

Baked Cod, mornay sauce

Pan Fried Mackerel Fillets, garlic butter

Roast Chicken Breast with Copacabana sauce

Beef Stew with Dumplings

8oz Rib-eye Steak Garni 

Deep Fried Haddock in beer batter with chips, tartare sauce

Home-made Lasagne with Garlic Bread

and for a touch of Scotland:

 Cullen Skink

smoked haddock, potato and parsley soup

Mild Smoked Salmon

home-pickled cucumber and baby onions, granary bread

Smooth Chicken Liver Pate

rhubarb and ginger jam, oatmeal bread

Cockburn’s of Dingwall Haggis

champit tatties and bashed neeps

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Fillet of Shetland Salmon

warmed ribbons of vegetables, chilled gazpacho salsa

West Coast Fish and Shellfish

poached in white wine and cream bree, served with a savoury fishcake

Supreme of Chicken stuffed with Haggis

wholegrain mustard jus

Grilled Sirloin Steak (10oz)

Eat Scotland says “An enduring favourite in Glasgow’s dining out scene, the City Merchant continues to present a menu packed with fresh Scottish produce, with seafood headlining. Staff are professional and friendly and the restaurant exudes a relaxed ambience.”
97/99 Candleriggs
Glasgow,G1 1NP
+44 (141) 5531577