Friday 4 March 2011: Argyll Arcade
Widely regarded as the Hatton Garden of Scotland, the Argyll Arcade hosts more than 30 jewellers and diamond merchants all under one roof. Situated in the heart of Glasgow the Arcade offers the largest selection of diamond rings, diamond jewellery, wedding rings and watches in a single location in Scotland.
Since 1827 it has been a jewel in Scotland's architectural crown and a magnet for shoppers and soon-to-be-engaged couples. The oldest covered shopping mall in Scotland. Its iconic architecture had deteriorated somewhat over the years with lots of patch-repairs and general neglect. A £750,000, two-year conservation programme has just been completed, which has resulted in the Mall being returned to its previous grandeur.