Glasgow in 1894: How much Glasgow has changed for Glaswegians in the last 130 years in 8 old pictures

Glasgow has changed a lot since 1894 - today we’re travelling back to see the city as it was 130 years ago through 8 old pictures

Glasgow is a city that’s always changing - that’s why today we wanted to look back and see just how much the city has changed in the last 130 years.

Featuring some of the best known streets and iconography we have here in Glasgow, these pictures will show you just how much our city has changed in nearly a century and a half.

1894 was a big year for Glasgow - a fledgling Celtic and Rangers were both established and industry on the River Clyde was in full swing. Glasgow Corporation (the old equivalent of Glasgow City Council) bought over the tram service from a private company in 1894, becoming the first British municipality to own and run its own public transport system.

Marion Gilchrist became the first woman to graduate from the University of Glasgow in 1894 and the first woman to qualify in medicine from a Scottish university - while later in the year the West Highland Railway is publicly opened to Fort William.

Take a look below as we travel back to Glasgow as it was in 1894.

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