Gartnavel Hospital – a future #GLTU?

15 Dec

Last week, I went to the Gartnavel Hospitals Campus on a reconnaissance for a future GLTU. I had a great tour and am grateful to Shona McQuistan, Librarian at Gartnavel General, for showing me round. As well as Shona, I met several other, equally enthusiastic, librarians and learned about services at the General, Gartnavel Royal, the Beatson and the Public Health Resource Unit. We also popped in to the beautiful Maggie’s Centre.

Below are a few pictures (taken on an iPad so not very great) to whet your appetite for a future visit. They show the Library at Gartnavel General, an embroidery of Glasgow School of Art based on a painting by Avril Paton, a poster for the 21st birthday celebrations of the Library at the Royal (this was the day I was visiting, so there was cake), a sheaf catalogue on display as a historic artefact (sad to say, I have worked with those) and mirrored tree stumps in the Maggie’s Centre Garden.

There’s quite a lot of walking between buildings (the grounds are worth seeing too) and the wind blew and the rain rained, so this is probably an event for the Spring when we have a better chance of good weather. It’s likely to be a Tuesday or Wednesday afternoon followed by the traditional GLTU curry – there just happens to be an Indian restaurant across the road. Watch this space!


4 Responses to “Gartnavel Hospital – a future #GLTU?”

  1. Heather Marshall December 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm #

    This is a great idea for a tweet up – I will definitely attend if I can.



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    […] remember that before Christmas I mentioned a possible visit to the libraries at Gartnavel (see this post for details). I now have a provisional date – Tuesday, 28th April. Put it in your diary now, […]


  2. Announcing #GLTU15 – Gartnavel Hospitals, 28th April | Glasgow Library Tweetups - March 24, 2015

    […] Beatson and the Public Health Resource Unit. I had a preview before Christmas, so pop over to the post I wrote then for more pictures – it was a fabulous afternoon and I learned a lot about the […]


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