The Founders Trail and Parks of Hamilton.

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The Founders Trail and Parks of Hamilton.

When the Founders Trail was established back in 2009 we decided that hiring one of the the City Sightseeing Open Top bus for the Tours would be a novelty and a natural way to take our story around the streets of Glasgow.

This was a relationship that has served both us and and the Bus Company well over the last seven years.

The attraction for us was the capacity of the bus which has 76 seats.

Unfortunately due to a reduction in their fleet size the City Sightseeing Company struggled last summer to cover our ever increasing number of Tours.

I spoke with them again in December of last year and wasn’t surprised to hear that they couldn’t give us a guarantee to cover the Founders Trail during the ”peak months” of 2016.

With this is mind i met with Rangers Director Graham Park at Ibrox in January and he confirmed that Parks of Hamilton has a 70 seat coach which they would be delighted to hire out for the Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tours.

This will be in operation from our next Tour on Sunday 13th March

We have been to see the Coach which will more than meet our requirements going forward.

The Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour 2016. Update.

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Due to overwhelming demand we’re delighted to add another three dates to this years Tour programme.

The first batch of Founders Trail and Ibrox Stadium Tour dates for 2016 are as follows:

Sunday 28th February ( SOLD OUT )
Sunday 13th March( 15 seats remaining)
Sunday 24th April.( 1 seat remaining)
Sunday 15th May
Saturday 11th June
Sunday 10th July.

Join us on a journey of discovery back to 1872 when The Rangers were just the dream of a group of young kids who gathered on Fleshers Haugh. They had no ball, no football kit and used a bush on the Glasgow Green as a changing room.

Their Club, which they nurtured, was to become the world’s most successful and it all happened on the streets of Glasgow.

Our day begins at the Founders Trail welcome desk which is located within Bar 72 East at Ibrox Stadium from 11.15am on the day of the Tour prior to our 12pm departure from outside of the Ibrox Megastore

Our journey takes us to the area of Fleshers Haugh where The Rangers played their first ever match, we also visit Glassford Street, Union Street, Berkeley Street, Burnbank, Kinning Park, Craigton Cemetery and many other places of interest before finishing off our day with a tour of our magnificent Ibrox Stadium.

During our journey we have a 30 minute break at the Partick Bowling Club which is in the shadow of the historic West of Scotland Cricket Ground which was the scene of the Rangers first ever Scottish Cup Final in 1877. It gives everyone a chance to unwind, grab a beer or soft drink and a bite to eat at a beautiful and historical setting.

Adults : £22
Children (under 16) and Senior Citizens £16.

Group discounts are available upon request.

To reserve your seat just send an email to :

thegallantpioneers@googlemail.com

For further information phone : 0790 2855536

An insight into our research can be found here on our website.

http://www.thegallantpioneers.co.uk/

Access to Bar 72 is via the main entrance to Argyle House .

This will give us an opportunity to greet you and check you from our loading chart.

Parking is available throughout the day around Ibrox Stadium.

If you have any questions before the tour please don’t hesitate in contacting us.