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The Glasgow Story

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The  Glasgow  Story  is  a  website  dedicated  solely  to  Glasgow  and  its  inhabitants.  Learn  about  Glasgow's  origins and  how  it  all  started.



Welcome to TheGlasgowStory!

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


Sadly, TheGlasgowStory's funding ended on 31 December 2004 but it is still aold-glasgow-image fantastic website to browse. No new material has been added to the site since that date. However, the editor continues to monitor feedback and will answer inquiries from users, and he is continuing to search for further financial support to permit the site to add more essays and images.


The Glasgow Story is all about Glasgow in words and pictures. You can begin by reading the introductions to six historical periods, and following the links to read about the themes and topics that interest you most.

glasgow-imageAlternatively, you can explore the subjects and images of Glasgow history that intrigue you - simply type a word or phrase into the Quick search 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.

On the other hand, 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.

But there's more...

Have you ever wondered who lived in your house or street before the First World War? You can find out by searching the glasgow-imageValuation. Alternatively, 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 – there’s no doubt you’ll have fun!

And don't forget to let us know what you think of TheGlasgowStory.  Visit the site at


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