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More adverts from the early 1900’s. From the David Macbrayne Ltd Royal Route Guide of 1911:

The Royal Route 1911

The year of the Coronation Exhibition and the Scottish National Exhibition.

1911 Coronation Exhibition


This undertaking, with the King as patron, will be formally opened on Wednesday, May 3rd, by H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught for a six months’ season.

The exceptional beauty of the site at Kelvingrove Park, Glasgow, with the River Kelvin running through and the stately University buildings looking down from Gilmorehill, makes it an ideal situation for a Scottish National Exhibition.

Originally promoted more on purely historical and artistic lines, the undertaking has expanded in every direction, until it bids fair to eclipse the two former Exhibitions of 1888 and 1901, and will cover a larger area . The guarantee fund asked for was £40,000, but within a few weeks over £145,000 was subscribed, and interest created in almost every .part of the world, the space available for exhibits being applied for three times over.

A grand Concert Hall, to seat over 3000 people, bas been erected at a cost of nearly £10,000 and fitted with an organ valued at £4000.

All the very best British, Foreign, and Colonial Bands and Orchestras have been engaged, Historical and other Pageants specially written; while over a dozen of the pick of Continental and British outside amusements will be found in the grounds.

Altogether there is no doubt but Glasgow will this summer prove the Mecca of tourists from all parts of the British Isles, the Continent, and America.”

A selection of adverts from the guide:

List of Royal Mail Steamers 1911

Shame the number of ships servicing the West Coast and the Islands is not as numerous or efficient these days.

The 1911 Royal Route - David MacBrayne Ltd

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