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Mark McManus
Mark McManus


Welcome to TheGlasgowStory!

As told by some of Scotland's best writers, and illustrated with thousands of images from the collections of the city's world-famous libraries, museums and universities. From football to fashions, Auchenshuggle to Yoker, you'll find it all here.

TheGlasgowStory tells the story of Glasgow in words and pictures. You can begin by reading our introductions to six historical periods (click on a period name above), and following the links to read about the themes and topics that interest you most.

Alternatively you can explore the subjects and images of Glasgow history that intrigue you - simply type a word or phrase into the Quicksearch box, or see a few suggested image searches.

You can search for images from a specific neighbourhood from a wide choice of Glasgow placenames, or search for images of famous Glasgow personalities.


Or try an advanced search to refine your search or to specify the area, the period, the collection or the person you particularly want to investigate.

And there's more...
Ever wondered who lived in your house or street before the First World War? You can find out by searching the Valuation Rolls for 1913-1914 here. Or search the ward maps to see how the city was laid out before a multitude of urban regeneration projects and motorway-building schemes altered the face of the city, sweeping away streets and entire neighbourhoods in the process.

Each time you find an image and caption of interest, you can save it in your photo album. And if you register with TheGlasgowStory (free of charge), you can store the images and look at them every time you return to the site.

Whatever you choose to do - have fun!

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