In Pictures: The history behind some of Glasgow’s most famous place names and streets

Inspired by battles and language, the history behind some of Glasgow’s best known streets and places

Whether you are a native to the city or visiting for a short period of time, some of Glasgow’s well known streets and place names can have you thinking about where they get their names from.

Some of the places and streets on this list come from either Scots or Gaelic whilst others have a much deeper story to tell with events and figures of the past all playing a part in the Glasgow story.

Here is a list of 14 places and streets which have a particular back story to them that make up the fibre of the city.