Glasgow

At the beginning of the 19th century the Industrial Revolution had a strong foothold in the Scottish city of Glasgow with the manufacture of cotton and textiles, chemicals, glass, paper and soap. People from the Highlands in the north moved to the area in the 1820s and, later in the 1840s, immigrants arrived from Ireland […]

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Sandy on March 23rd, 2011

The University of Glasgow in Scotland has a special project under way to find out why visitors being shown around the Special Collections often comment on the distinctive and evocative aroma of old books. The university is collaborating with a research team based at the University of Strathclyde to investigate what causes these smells. The […]

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