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£15,000 for The Glasgow Effect? We did it with £15 in one day

As Ellie Harrison receives arts funding, we send Douglas Barrie on a budget tour of the city.

Talking heads: The Glasgow Effect has caused much debate. <strong>STV</strong>
Talking heads: The Glasgow Effect has caused much debate. STV

The Glasgow Effect has caused much controversy since artist Ellie Harrison announced she was receiving £15,000 for the art project.

She plans to stay in the city for a year before studying the effect on her mental health, social life and career with the project sharing a name with the term given to the city’s poor health and low life expectancy.

Creative Scotland has given the artist £15,000 of funding with some people calling for that to be revoked.

In a bid to find out what you could do with £15,000, we gave STV online journalist Douglas Barrie £15 to see if he could experience the city on a fraction of the budget.

Budget mission: The Glasgow Effect on £15. STV
Barrowland Ballroom: Making my own music since the famous gig venue was closed. STV
Barrowland Park: Introduced in time for the Commonwealth Games. STV
Album pathway: An eclectic list of artists line the park. STV
Lunch rush: Time for a sausage roll. STV
Sausage roll: Not many places to sit in George Square today. STV
George Square: Nice place to spend the lunch hour. STV
Statue selfie: You cannot get more Glasgow than the Wellington Cone. STV
Modern gallery: Is this art? What is art? STV
Tea cakes: Scottish or British? Another argument entirely. STV
Ben Monteith: Busking on Buchanan Street. STV
Big Issue: Thanks to Bryan Gallagher for selling me his last copy of the afternoon. STV
Ticket machine: Now accepting smart cards if you make regular journeys. STV
All day: Peak tickets work at any time of day. Ideal when services run between 6am and 11.30pm. STV
Govanhill Baths: Different classes are being run in the centre. STV
University Cafe: The most expensive of the afternoon’s snacks so far. STV
Art Gallery: One of Glasgow’s most recognisable buildings. STV
Floating heads: Inside Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. STV
Salvador Dali: One of the most famous pieces of art in the gallery. STV
Park Bar: Argyle Street venue is well known for its live ceilidh music. STV
Park Bar: Quiet on a Wednesday afternoon. STV
SSE Hydro: The building has been compared to many things, including a space ship. STV
Tea cake: If the Hydro was lit up white and red. Who do I ask about that? STV
Clyde Arc: Also known by the locals as the Squinty Bridge. STV

I’ll add the change to tomorrow’s budget. For more reading on The Glasgow Effect project, read below.


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