A taxi in George Square during the City of Culture year in 1990. Picture: TSPL
A taxi in George Square during the City of Culture year in 1990. Picture: TSPL

15 pictures showing Glasgow as the European City of Culture in 1990

Over thirty years ago, Glasgow was named European City of Culture, following in the footsteps as Berlin, Amsterdam and Florence.

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Legacies of the year long event can still be seen today. The Royal Concert Hall was built and there were free concerts, plays and art exhibitions. International stars were drawn to perform in the city in 1990, from Pavarotti – who had 12,000 fans at the SECC – to Frank Sinatra and the Rolling Stones. Here we take a look back at that year.

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