Scotland with its feng shui (wind-water) weather has many interesting towns and cities. Glasgow is one of them. It is a port city on the River Clyde in Scotland’s western Lowlands. Glasgow is famed for its Victorian and art nouveau architecture, as well as the legacy of the city’s 18th–20th-century prosperity that came from trade and shipbuilding.
Let’s examing feng shui of Glasgow and how Scots (naturally) utilised it in this interesting city.
Feng shui of Glasgow
Feng shui means wind-water and Glasgow is a perfect example of the amalgam of these two vital elements. The port, the river and winds provide a perfect setting for the elements to shape the lives of people here.
Naturally, cities and towns located within the vicinity of rivers or sea were hubs for transport, trade and shipbuilding and would therefore thrive. This feng shui wisdom is universal. Water attracts wealth and prosperity.
The centre of Glasgow has its characteristic grid which brings a quality of earth element and regularity or stability which helps the efficiency of the transportation system.
The Provand’s Lordship of Glasgow
The Provand’s Lordship of Glasgow is a great place to start exploring the buildings and architecture of Glasgow (after starting at the Glasgow Necropolis to have the overview of it first – I recommend to start with the big picture of cities). It is the oldest house in Glasgow and one of four medieval buildings to be still standing, since 1471! You’ll see there original Scottish feng shui, the Scottish 17th-century furniture, some historic royal portraits and of course, timeless and beautiful brickwork.
People’s Palace And Winter Gardens
People make feng shui, people make cities and people make history. The People’s Palace and Winter Gardens, the eldest public space in the city, is a great example of the people of Glasgow where you can witness the artefacts, prints, photographs, paintings and films as well as interactive displays to imagine Glaswegian life through its colourful social narratives.
Glasgow Cathedral is placed strategically and symbolically, at the foot of Glasgow Necropolis which has fantastic views of the whole city and the area. Next to the cathedral is an old hospital and Glasgow Royal Infirmary. Spiritual and health life next to each other. Glasgow Necropolis is a grand commentary for the Victoria elite (at least 50 000). The bigger or better-positioned graves show the position of the deceased in the society at the time. Feng shui has its beginnings associated with cemeteries in China where people believed that if the ancestors rest in peace and at the best locations, families will prosper. Perhaps, the Victorian Scots had the same beliefs. Undoubtedly, they have the best view of the city. When I’m in Glasgow, visiting friends or working as a feng shui consultant, I always go there for the views.
“What is the city but the people.” William Shakespeare
Famous Glasgow people
Glasgow has produced a lot of well-known people, (too many to list here) and celebrities such as Peter Capaldi, Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges (it seems that Scots comedians might be inspired by the famous weather) and Billy Connolly who said: “Glasgow’s a bit like Nashville, Tennessee: it doesn’t care much for the living, but it really looks after the dead.” – referring to the Necropolis. The list of famous musicians and bands that were born in Glasgow is a mile long – just to mention a few, Mark Knopfler, Simple Minds, Franz Ferdinand, La Roux, Deacon Blue, Travis, Wet Wet Wet and less famous PritStik with its 1987 album called Murder In The Recording Studio which was voted the worst album of all time (I like it for its original punk humour).
Feng shui consultant in Glasgow
There are not many feng shui consultants in Glasgow, Scotland. So if you live in Glasgow or Edinburgh or anywhere in Scotland and are looking for a feng shui consultant near you – with 30+ years of experience in feng shui, vastu and environmental psychology feel free to call/text me on +44 7956 288574 for a quote for feng shui consultation for your home or workplace. Although I live in London, I do remote feng shui consultations, and I do travel. Email me