MM 3-19 The Oldest Pub in Glasgow

We stayed at the Holiday Inn Express on Stockwell Street during our visit to Glasgow a couple of months ago. Next door to our hotel is the Scotia Bar, considered by many to be the oldest pub in Glasgow. This photo of The Scotia will be my entry to Leanne Cole’s Monochrome Madness Challenge this week.


If you think this place is pretty old, well, you’re right! The Scotia opened its doors in 1792.

Click on the photo to see a larger version of the photo.

They have live music nearly every night and it gets pretty noisy, especially on weekends when a big football game is scheduled. On those occasions we noticed a sign near the front door saying no one wearing football colors will be allowed in. I guess there have been a few scuffles in the past.

There is some controversy regarding The Scotia’s self-proclaimed title. On our walks around central Glasgow we noticed a couple of other drinking establishments that also claim to be the oldest in town. They were all pretty crowded, too, especially on that football weekend.

Leanne Cole is an Australian photographer who hosts the Monochrome Madness Challenge every week. Go to Leanne’s website to see what other photographers are doing in monochrome these days and for directions on how to submit your own entries for future challenges.

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I am a family man with interests in family history, photography, history and travel.
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