10 May 2018
A photographic exhibition celebrating Glasgow has opened in Princes Square as part of the centre’s 30th anniversary celebrations.
Visitors to Princes Square can peruse rare images dating back to the 1930s as part of the ‘I Belong to Glasgow’ exhibit on the 1st floor of the city’s premier shopping destination.
Running until 31 May 2018, the display of around 40 images includes Princes Square’s opening in 1988 and the popular Glasgow Garden Festival the same year.
As well as the photographs, history buffs can take part in a special Princes Square walking tour which will transport people back to 1841 with facts and storytelling of how the surroundings developed through the decades to become one of the most stylish streets in the UK. The free tours will take place on 13 and 20 May and should be booked by visiting https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-square-route-tickets-45928227565.
Katie Moody from Princes Square said: “Princes Square has been an important part of Glasgow for 30 years and the ‘I Belong To Glasgow’ exhibition is a celebration of our city. We wanted to mark our 30th anniversary in a big way and so we launched our rewards app My Princes Square and are hosting music recitals throughout the month. As well as the unique walking tour, our stunning courtyard is home to a pop up bar offering shoppers the chance to indulge in a relaxing cocktail.”
Princes Square was named as ‘Scotland’s Favourite Building’ in November 2016 as part of the Royal Incorporation of Architects’ ‘Scotstyle’ competition, which celebrated 100 years of architecture in Scotland.
With over 25 retailers and 12 eateries, Princes Square is Glasgow’s premier shopping destination. Located in the heart of the city’s bustling Buchanan Street, the mall provides a shopping haven to lovers of premium and designer fashion, beauty, jewellery, homewares and lifestyle brands while its wide range of bars, restaurants and cafes offers something for every palate.
For more information about Princes Square and the 30th birthday celebrations which will take place throughout May, please visit www.princessquare.co.uk