Celebrating the bicentenary
of the birth of Dr David Livingstone

19 March 2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of David Livingstone. This explorer, writer, missionary, medic and anti-slavery campaigner rose from humble beginnings in a Lanarkshire tenement to become celebrated as “Africa’s first freedom fighter.” Join us in rediscovering a man whose life and legacy has spanned continents.


Annual Livingstone Walk

This annual pilgrimage along the banks of the River Clyde, traces the footsteps of young David Livingstone. In his quest to be a medical missionary and enter Glasgow University, Livingstone had to learn Latin. The Catholic priest who taught Livingstone held services in the West End of Glasgow and opened the church in Partickbridge Street.

Starting at 9am from Partick Cross, Glasgow, this 15-mile walk along the banks of the Clyde, finishes at the David Livingstone Centre, Blantyre about 4-6 hours later.

Where & when


St Simon's RC Parish Church, 33 Partickbridge Street, Glasgow, G11 6PQ, Scotland

Date & time

Sat, 4 May 2013
departs 09.00


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St Simon's Parish of Partick

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