A view down Renfield Street in 1984 - showing the old Barr's Irn-Bru lights over the city centreA view down Renfield Street in 1984 - showing the old Barr's Irn-Bru lights over the city centre
A view down Renfield Street in 1984 - showing the old Barr's Irn-Bru lights over the city centre

Glasgow in 1984: 8 old pictures showing Glasgow and Glaswegians 40 years ago

Glasgow has changed a lot in the last 40 years - that’s why today we’re looking back at a snapshot of the social history of the city as it was back in 1984

The eighties were a tumultuous time for Glasgow - between Thatcherism, the loss of industry, and constant strike action - it was a difficult time to be alive in the city, but many of us wouldn’t change coming up in the city during that time for anything.

We’ve been feeling a bit nostalgic here at GlasgowWorld - so today we’ve put together this gallery of pictures of Glasgow from 40 years ago.

If you want to see more of Glasgow in the eighties, check out our gallery: Glasgow in the eighties: The life and times of Glaswegians in the 1980’s in 80 pictures.

Take a look below to see just how much Glasgow has changed in the last 40 years.

If you want to see more of Glasgow in the eighties, check out our gallery: Glasgow in the eighties: The life and times of Glaswegians in the 1980’s in 80 pictures.

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