We are officially ‘Over the Hump’! It is Wednesday, and the downhill slope to the weekend starts here!
Our highlights from across where-i-live.com this week include :
- Electric Brae- It has attracted visitors from far and wide, including US presidents. Stop your car, release the handbrake and get the very odd sensation of starting to roll uphill. Over time, this oddity made Croy Brae hill famous, though under its more usually applied name of Electric Brae, a name first given by someone who presumably thought that gravitational forces were being overcome by some sort of electric force. Read more here.
- East Germany forged an infamous reputation. With overpowering displays of totalitarianism, the German Democratic Republic employed it’s secretive State Police Agency, the Stasi, ruthlessly and overzealously. Yet LGBT freedoms eventually rivalled, and even surpassed many other countries. But what was behind the Stasi’s pro-LGBT policies? Discover more here.
- Cathkin Park was once the home of the now defunct Third Lanark F.C, and was, at large, the epicentre of Scottish football in the late 19th century. Third Lanark were once as prominent as Celtic and Rangers, who spent much of their career in the premier division and even won the Scottish Cup twice; while their 20,000-capacity grounds, originally known as Hamden Park, staged a number of Scottish Cup play-offs, the British League Cup in 1902, and even two international games. Despite its considerable level of usage throughout its 70-year tenure, Cathkin Park fell into a state of total disrepair after Third Lanark went bankrupt in 1967. Who were Third Lanark, and what remains of Cathkin Park? Find out more here.
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- Covid travel restrictions has turned 2020 into the year of staycations and has subsequently witnessed the biggest uptake in the hiring and purchasing of campervans, caravans, and motorhomes – especially in Scotland. With its vast remoteness, its accessibility, and its award-winning landscapes, Scotland is one of the most ideal countries for campervan-based holidays in the world. Discover more here.
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