West End Festival by Subway (Part 2 of 4) - Hillhead Station

Monday June 22, 2015

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Located on Byres Road, Hillhead is the ideal stop for those wishing to visit the charming lanes the west end is so well known for and stunning parks and green areas for a healthy outdoor life. With still so much to see and do this is your guide to what’s happening in and around Hillhead station.


The Bothy Restaurant

Stepping off the subway onto Byres Road which hosted the parade on Festival Sunday, The Bothy restaurant hides just across the road down Ruthven Lane and offers a return to traditional Scottish cooking in a relaxed, comfortable environment.  Easily one of the top restaurants in the West End, The Bothy delivers modern food with friendly service.  Upcoming events include…..


The Bothy Whisky Tasting

Experience a tour of some of Scotland's finest distilleries from the comfort of The Bothy! As well as a delicious three course meal from our Scottish menu, enjoy a fantastic selection of whiskies and discover the history behind your favourite distilleries. Our expert will provide an insight into what makes the perfect blend and guide you through the techniques used to properly identify and taste different whiskies.

Thursday 25 Jun 7:00 pm – Tickets £35.95 


Native Seafood BBQ with pop-up prosecco bar

Every Saturday during the festival (weather permitting) we'll be firing up the BBQ on our outdoor terrace space, which is quite the sun trap. Expect different options every week as only the freshest locally caught seafood goes on the grill, as well as our famous steak and haggis burgers. For the movers and shakers out there everything can be ordered to go!

Saturday 27 Jun 12:00am 


Oran Mor

Crossing back over the road again you’ll find the Oran Mor sporting a ring atop its spire which is lit up at night! Formerly the Kelvinside Parish Church, it is now a thriving arts and entertainment venue located in the West End of Glasgow.  Offering a Whisky Bar, restaurant and night club, this stunning building is a key host for the West End Festival.  Here are two of the many events still to come!


Salsa Celtica

The combination of Scotland and Ireland's leading Celtic musicians with a stellar group of international salseros, ensures that Salsa Celtica are always a potent blend of virtuosity and energy. The group's unique synthesis has been rapturously received around the globe, from the village halls of Scotland to the world's greatest music festivals and concert halls. Nominated for best cross cultural collaboration in the 2015 Songlines Music Awards (along with Kronos Quartet and Robert Plant) there has never been a better time to catch one of the world's most exciting and enjoyable groups perform live.

Wednesday 24 Jun 8:00pm

Tickets £15. Call 0844 844 0444 or in person at venue.


Peggy Seeger

In her 80th year, Peggy Seeger - folk queen, feminist icon, political activist, eco-warrior, muse - releases her 22nd and probably finest solo album. Everything Changes is a perfect example of what a singer-songwriter album should be: songs with truths to tell, told sparely but with a great chorus, delivered passionately with intelligence and humour and never outstaying its welcome.

Saturday 27 Jun 7:00pm

Tickets £17.50 (plus booking fee) from Oran Mor, 0844 844 0444 or in person at venue.



Kelvinside Hillhead Church

Heading up Observatory Road (again just off Byres), you’ll run into Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church. This breath-taking building is truly something to be admired and houses a variety of events during the West End Festival including:


Glasgow Chamber Choir: Songs for a Summer Festival

Join Glasgow Chamber Choir for a joyous evening of music finishing the season in style. Classics by Whitacre and Grainger will be performed alongside new works and old favourites – expect some surprises!

The beautiful setting of Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church provides the ideal setting for this midsummer musical celebration, which will conclude with refreshments. 

Saturday 27 Jun 7:00pm – Tickets £8 (£5 conc) at the door and more info about the Glasgow Chamber Choir can be found on their website.


Kelvinside Hillhead Church presents: Songs Of Praise

A chance to join in with favourite hymns on the last Sunday evening of this year's West End Festival

Sunday 28 Jun 7:00pm


The Hillhead Bookclub

One of the most popular and quirky pubs/restaurants in the west end, Hillhead Bookclub is your spot for ping pong, bingo and mismatched furniture. A relaxing, vibrant place situated just behind the Oran Mor offering great food and friendly service, the Bookclub is playing host to Drag Bingo and anywhere where cocktails are served in gramophones is bound to provide a fantastic evening of entertainment!   

The Hillhead Bookclub presents: Drag Bingo

Eyes down! You might need some reading glasses as the lovely Misses October Fist and Acid Taunt, throw shape and pull out their bingo balls as we play for a £500 cash prize.

Strap yourself in, this isn't granny bingo, this is ball drag bingo!

Wednesday 24 Jun 8:00pm


Hillhead station has many popular venues located on its doorstep including the Grosvenor Cinema and Hillhead Library.  With plenty more still on offer visit the West End Festival website for more information.


                            Next Stop: Kelvinhall Station

Written by westendfestival, at 15:15