Glasgow back in time: 12 pictures showing the changing face of Glasgow between the 1970s and 1990s

These are old pictures which show how Glasgow changed between the late 1970s and 1990s

We have put together a selection of images which show the changing face of Glasgow from the seventies to the nineties thanks to the help of Chris Brickley.

Speaking about how the images came to be from his four books, Chris explained: "In 2020, we launched at McChuill's the first huge book '16 YEARS Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990'. I had a fear that much important unpublished photography was in danger of being lost, unless collected and published. 

"It had taken a couple of years to put together, mainly a survey of live music in Scotland. Largely unpublished photography, and rare memorabilia with a lot of focus on lost venues. "The second photobook 'Saints & Sinners' was smaller and more focused on Glasgow and Paisley in the punk/post-punk era which included mostly unpublished photography with the third photobook 'The Inner Circle' being 'Graham Gavin's Glasgow in the 1990s. Selections from Graham's unpublished photo archive of inter-linked friendships, bands and venues.

"Post Punk City is Martin McClenaghan's unpublished photo archive of Glasgow circa 1979-1990. Cityscapes, architecture, political demos, marches, portraits, work, leisure."

The book sold out the full 500 print run within three weeks but do look out for a few signed copies which are to go on eBay with the income going to Chris' next book.

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