WalkingSquares: Gerda

Speirs Wharf

On Sunday we walked into town along the Glasgow branch of the canal. It ends at Speirs Wharf where several houseboats are berthed including this one – Gerda. Scots may already have got the pun, and any who haven’t should take a closer look at the orange and blue colouring and the logo. Familiar?

For everyone else, here’s a hint – our other national drink is Irn Bru, which is made in Scotland from girders. Yes, really. This 1980s advert, which I remember well, explains all.

Today is the last day of Becky’s WalkingSquares. I hope I’ve ended by giving you a smile!


  1. Hi Anabel – I still had difficulty with it … but on checking via this thing … I found out what you meant … rusty coloured drink = rusting girders.

    Congratulations on completing your 30 days of squares – cheers Hilary


  2. I didn’t get it straight away. That advert is hilarious! Must have only been shown in Scotland though. I’m not a fan of fizzy drinks though as a child I did like Dandelion and Burdock…


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