Streets of Glasgow: 8 famous Glaswegian streets which used to be known under different names

From Argyle Street to Otago Lane - these are the most popular Glasgow streets that have changed names

Glasgow is a city that dates well back to the medieval times - in those centuries the city has changed faces, cultures, and economies countless times - and street names aren’t exempt from the tides of time.

It’s hard to remember a time in recent history when a Glaswegian street has saw it’s name changed - even during recent controversies in which pressure groups have been calling on officials to change the name of Glasgow streets named after historic slave traders.

There’s a number of reasons why a street changes names - like logistical reasons, expansion of the city to incorporate smaller towns and conurbations, and a myriad of other reasons.

For more on old Glasgow streets, check out our article on the oldest streets in the city.

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