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SECC Glasgow . A good view while walking there


The SECC is an impressive multi-purpose venue in Glasgow for concerts, congresses and various meetings. The architecture also is impressive. Originally opening in 1985 it has been expanded over the years and is 95% owned by Glasgow City Council. The Clyde Auditorium was built in 1997 and looking rather like an Armadillo, is thus often called that! The site occupies 64 acres, mostly parking for 1600 cars and has its own train station nearby, although with a formidable walk still through one of the most interesting tunnels I have experienced.

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Walkway from Station to SECC Glasgow

Walkway from Station to SECC Glasgow

Walkway from Station to SECC Glasgow

Walkway from Station to SECC Glasgow

Armadillo SECC Glasgow

Armadillo SECC Glasgow

Armadillo SECC Glasgow

Armadillo SECC Glasgow

Walkway from Station to SECC Glasgow

Walkway from Station to SECC Glasgow

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I was the rush hour. A transport story involving a Rheumatology Congress in Glasgow at SECC, Southampton football club and the rush hour.


One of the more unusual presentations at this years BSR congress ( the annual rheumatology congress in UK, usually devoted mainly to illnesses such as Rheumatoid Arthritis etc), was a nice presentation from Phillip Cooper describing the epidemiology of sporting injuries amongst elite football players. This was a study conducted at Southampton football club from 2007-2010 and included all 272 players. As expected most injuries were muscular or ligamentous, but of interest was the time that they happened.  There was a trend to slightly increased frequency in the latter parts of each 45 minute half and in the last quarter of a training session in the first-team players. My question to the presenter related to whether injuries were worse in any one division as Southampton have been up and down the leagues over that period. A great talk and a real surprise to find this on the agenda.

The SECC is also a great venue just outside Glasgow, two stops down from Glasgow Central. Travelling there this morning in the rush hour and on the platform at 8 am I was expecting just that, a rush but found myself to be the only person on the platform. Bizarre. I was the rush hour and at a cost of 1.40£ return was not single-handedly funding Scotrail.

Anderston Station. One stop down from Glasgow Central. At 8 am this morning. I was the Rush hour

Arriving at SECC station or the station for the Exhibition Centre yesterday in rush hour. Again I was the rush hour

Walkway across to SECC from the station. Plenty of room for graffiti and plenty of graffiti there

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