The 200 year-old history of Sauchiehall Street in 15 pictures

The history of Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street stretches all the way back to the 18th century - we wanted to explore the story of the city centre street today

Sauchiehall Street - every Glaswegian will have fond memories of being dragged along the thoroughfare with their granny as a child, or of later messy nights out as an adolescent, the street holds a special place in our hearts.

The crown of Glasgow City Council’s ‘golden Z’ - the street has saw some major albeit steady decline in the last few decades - but what can we attribute this to? Just how far has Sauchiehall Street fallen? How great was it in the first place?

These are the questions we want to answer today in this article, from the inception of the street in 1810’s right up until the modern era of 2023 - and even looking forward to the future of the street with current plans.

Here’s the 200-year-old history of Glasgow’s Sauchiehall Street in 15 pictures.

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