Thursday, March 07, 2013

Walking Heads - City Tours App!

Downloadable audio tours encouraging anyone interested in exploring Glasgow's alternative, low-fi culture on foot are available from the website of Walking Heads, the team responsible for the app's creation and the organisation of walking tours around the city.

Two tours: one, exploring Glasgow's music scene; the other, Edinburgh's comedy circuit, are available as mobile apps for devices including iPhone and Android phones and MP3 players. Radio presenter and DJ Jim Gellatly acts as tour guide on an audio musical odyssey into 100 years of Glasgow's rich musical heritage, stopping along the way at some of the buildings which have coupled as some of the city's favorite music haunts. Among the highlights of architectural interest are the City Halls, The Old Fruitmarket, Barrowlands, King Tut's and The Panoptican.

The group occasionally run attended tours which are guided by two irreverent guides and receive rave reviews. Keep an eye on the website for details of forthcoming tours which take you off the beaten track in an exploration of some of the history cemented in Glasgow's buildings.