The construction of the M8 in Glasgow saw many areas change completely.

The areas of Glasgow changed forever by the M8 construction in the 1960s - in pictures

The M8 provides a vital arterial link for the people and businesses of Central Scotland, but its construction left a deep scar on areas of Glasgow.

Tuesday, 19th October 2021, 1:48 pm

Whether it was for the greater good or not, the motorway changed beyond recognition, parts of inner city Glasgow. Buildings were demolished and long-established communities gone, forcing friends, neighbours and relatives to spread out far and wide.

The once heavily-populated areas of Townhead, Cowcaddens, Charing Cross, Anderston and Kinning Park would never be the same again.

Here we take a look at those areas and how the M8 changed them forever.

A version of this article first appeared on our sister site, The Scotsman

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