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Regular podcast from the Glasgow Motorway Archive team.

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Regular podcast from the Glasgow Motorway Archive team.

    John‘s North Coast 500 Adventure

    John‘s North Coast 500 Adventure

    In this episode of the GMA podcast we discuss John's trip around Scotland's North Coast 500. Did he love it or hate it? Listen now to find out!


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

    • 51 min
    Kincardine Bridge - Celebrating 85 Years!

    Kincardine Bridge - Celebrating 85 Years!

    In this special edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we celebrate 85 years of the Kincardine Bridge.


    Join us as we consider the history, planning, design and construction of the project. We discuss recent developments and take a look at why the bridge hasn't swung open in over thirty years!


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.


     


    Music credit: "Drawing Mazes"


    Poddington Bear


    From the Free Music Archive


    CC BY-NC 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3,0/)

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study - 55 Years On!

    The Greater Glasgow Transportation Study - 55 Years On!

    In this edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we are discussing the Greater Glasgow Transportation Study, first published in the late 1960s!


    Join us as we discuss one of the largest transportation studies ever undertaken in the UK. We consider its proposals for a road network and public transport system fit for the (then) future and how hundreds of people worked to make it a reality. We reveal a few surprises and discuss its impact 60 years on.


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

    • 59 min
    Potholes and Road Defects

    Potholes and Road Defects

    In this edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we are talking potholes and carriageway defects!


    Join us as we discuss how they form, how they are repaired and what we can do to prevent them! We also answer your pothole related questions.


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.

    • 56 min
    Erskine Bridge - Celebrating 50 Years!

    Erskine Bridge - Celebrating 50 Years!

    In this special edition of the Glasgow Motorway Archive podcast we celebrate 50 years of the Erskine Bridge.


    Join us as we consider the history, planning, design and construction of the project. We also consider developments in the last half century and consider why Erskine has become one of Scotland's most iconic structures.


    With Stuart Baird and John Hassall.


     


    Music Credit:


    “Drawing Mazes”


    Podington Bear
    From the Free Music Archive
    CC BY-NC 3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/)


    https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The A1 - Part 2 - Dunbar to Berwick and the Future

    The A1 - Part 2 - Dunbar to Berwick and the Future

    Part 2 of a two part series discussing the A1, one of Scotland's least discussed trunk roads.


    Stuart and John are joined by Duncan Macknight, a road history researcher and GMA member as they take a deep dive into Scotland's east coast link to the north of England. 


    In part 2 we consider the section of the route from Dunbar to Berwick before discussing potential future developments. Prepare to be blown away with many new facts, figures and previously untold tales!


    With Stuart Baird, John Hassall and Duncan Macknight


    Released June 2021.

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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39 Ratings

39 Ratings

monkeyandweasel ,

Interesting stuff

Interesting stuff, if you like that sort of thing.

Would have been good to hear about the Baillieston Storm Sewer as part of the pre-contact works for the Monklands Motorway as it was a chunky bit of work with tunnelling.

T strainer ,

Excellent Urban Motorway facts from Glasgow and beyond

If you like the motorways around Glasgow and beyond then this will inform you of what would and should have been.

JamesRoad ,

Great podcast, lots of good information

These podcasts give lots of top notch information on Scotland’s road and motorway network. Well worth the listen.

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