Merchant City back in time: A social history of one of Glasgow's oldest districts in 15 pictures over the last 130 years

Merchant City is one of Glasgow’s best known areas which has undergone many changes over the decades.

Merchant City is one of Glasgow’s oldest and best known districts with there being many great cafes, shops and bars to explore in the area within the beautiful old buildings.

The area was first developed from 1750 onwards with the name Merchant City being a new name introduced to the district in the 1980s through urban renewal by the Scottish Development Agency and council with it being coined by historian and writer Charles Oakley in the 1960

If you are looking at a map, Merchant City runs between the corners of Queen Street at Ingram Street and Argyle Street and the corners of High Street at Ingram Street and Trongate.

Here are 14 photographs showing the change face of Merchant City.

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