Kirsty Wark, Journalist

kirstyBigMy relationship with Glasgow begins through family roots. We lived in Kilmarnock but I used to come to Glasgow to see my grandmother. So many of my childhood memories are tied to this city – I remember it as a dark and sooty place with plenty of exciting things going on: hopping on and off the trams to watch the latest flick at the cartoons cinema, heading to Buchanan Street to look at Santa Claus and strolling around the parks. We would often take to Kelvingrove Museum on a rainy afternoon; as a child I was always terrified of Salvador Dali's painting, the Christ of St John of the Cross. My grandmother, in turn, absolutely loved it. For me the work of the Scottish colourists is the real highlight here...

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