Glasgow in the 2000s: 70 pictures looking back at Glasgow in the noughties - featuring football, nightlife, and more

These old pictures of Glasgow explore the social history of the city in the 2000s - featuring club nights, street scenes, massive football matches, and much more

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The 2000s were truly an incredible time to be alive in Glasgow - whether you were growing up in the era of tamagotchis and the Cheeky Girls - or you were all grown heading out to some of the best pubs and clubs the city has ever seen.

That’s why today we’ve put together all of these images looking back and celebrating Glasgow in the noughties, as well as delving a little bit into the social history of the city at the time.

Much of Glasgow, as it is today, struggled with issues like poverty - the post code wars were raging on and Glasgow had begun to get serious about fighting knife crime. For many, it was a difficult time, but there were many good times to be had in the city as well.

Many of the club night photos below were supplied by John McGonagle - one of the most prolific Glasgow club promoters of the 2000s. To read more tales of glamorous nostalgic noughties club nights in Glasgow - including meetings with the Kaiser Chiefs, sets with Florence and the Machine, and gigs with MGMT - read our interview with the Author of Retired Teenagers, or buy John McGonagle’s book: Retired Teenagers: The story of a Glasgow club night.

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