As the heatwave continues, Glasgow is set for a warm weekend with highs of 26 degrees anticipated.

For those of you looking to make the most of the good weather and take a trip out, we’ve collated our top five things to do this weekend – from walking tours out in the sunshine to art exhibitions out of the heat.


Across its wide range of art venues, Glasgow has much to offer – including a recently opened exhibition on Whistler at the Huntarian Art Gallery.

This weekend you can escape the sun’s rays in indoor exhibition spaces, or use the sunshine to as your medium of choice. Here’s how.

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It’s your last chance to see the second part of the Alternative Degree Show Festival, displaying work from Glasgow School of Art graduates across fine art photography, painting and printmaking, sculpture, and environmental art.

The work of almost 120 artists is being showcased, across nine locations: Rogart Street Campus, St Enoch Centre, The Pipe Factory, Wasps Hanson Street Studios, French Street, South Block, The Briggait, Skypark, and 16 Nicholson Street Gallery & Arts Collective.

Entry is free and can be booked via HERE 


The Glasgow Zine Library is organising a workshop on sun printing entitled Foraging for Shadows – Telling Stories Through Cyanotypes.

Running from 2 to 4.30pm on Saturday at The Bowling Green, Pollokshields, the creative event is open to all ages, but spaces are limited and ticket information can be found via their website HERE

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Delve into the history of Glasgow’s music scene on a guided tour of Merchant City and the East End, hearing from knowledgeable music enthusiasts and writers.

Over the course of two hours you can learn about the area’s heritage through buildings like the Barrowland Ballroom and enjoy stories from the past.

Setting off at 11am on Saturday, pre-booking is essential.

Tickets cost £18 (with discounts for concessions) and are available via HERE

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This Saturday My Big Fat Vegan Market is back, boasting a range of market stalls and fundraising for Go Vegan Scotland.

Run by Generation Veg and sponsored by Bute Island Foods – the producers of Sheese vegan cheese – the event will run from 11am until 5pm at Drygate Brewing Co. and you’ll need to book your timeslot for £3 at HERE

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Family Fun Day

Organised by Friends of People’s Palace Winter Gardens and Glasgow Green, the Doon the Watter Fun Day is running this Sunday along the Clyde footpath, close to St Andrew’s Suspension Bridge over the river.

Featuring face painting and rickshaw rides throughout the afternoon, this event will be free of charge and further information is available via Facebook HERE

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Further Afield

Away from the city centre there are plenty of other attractions to fill a day trip, such as the market at Loch Lomond Shores this Sunday.

From 10am there will be a variety of stalls offering street food, fresh produce, and gifts, plus rides.

Over in Girvan – an hour and a half’s drive outside of Glasgow – Whitewin House has re-opened its gardens this month.

The Victorian grounds are dotted with statues and offer views out over the Firth of Clyde towards the Isle of Arran.

The gardens are part of the Scotland’s Gardens Scheme, which supports over 250 charities annually through the donations they receive.

Admission costs £5 and children go free, with the gardens are currently open by arrangement.

Further details can be found at HERE