35 Wonderful Photos Showing Life of Glasgow, Scotland in the 1960s

Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland and the fourth-most populous city in the United Kingdom, as well as being the 27th largest city by population in Europe. In 2020, it had an estimated population of 635,640. Straddling the border between historic Lanarkshire and Renfrewshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City Council area,Continue reading “35 Wonderful Photos Showing Life of Glasgow, Scotland in the 1960s”

22 Poignant Photos Showing Life in the Glasgow, Scotland Slum Known as the Gorbals in 1948

Up to 40,000 people lived in the notorious Glasgow slum of the Gorbals in the late 1940s. They live four, six, eight to a room, often 30 to a lavatory, 40 to a tap. At first sight, of an early morning, the Gorbals looks like any other poor area. Its flat, wide streets are linedContinue reading “22 Poignant Photos Showing Life in the Glasgow, Scotland Slum Known as the Gorbals in 1948”

Early Photographs of Streets of Glasgow From the Late 19th Century

Created between 1868 and 1871 as part of a commission from the City of Glasgow Improvements Trust, the Fife-born photographer Thomas Annan’s photographs of the working class areas of old Glasgow helped document the impoverished living conditions of the working class at the time. Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland and the fourth-mostContinue reading “Early Photographs of Streets of Glasgow From the Late 19th Century”

Vintage Photographs of Edinburgh, Scotland From the 1840s

In 1840s Edinburgh, painter David Octavius Hill and engineer Robert Adamson formed the city’s first photography studio, which created thousands of images until Adamson’s sudden death. They are best known for their wonderful portraits, but over the course of their sadly short partnership they also created quite a few city views. At a time whenContinue reading “Vintage Photographs of Edinburgh, Scotland From the 1840s”

70 Interesting Photos of Street Scenes in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Early 1960s

Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas. Historically part of the county of Midlothian (interchangeably Edinburghshire before 1921), it is located in Lothian on the southern shore of the Firth of Forth. Edinburgh is Scotland’s second-most populous city and the seventh-most populous city in the United Kingdom. RecognisedContinue reading “70 Interesting Photos of Street Scenes in Edinburgh, Scotland in the Early 1960s”

42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era

The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s – and in color. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees color manually added to black and white negatives. The process was extremely time-consuming and required painstaking attention to detail, but the result was color postcardsContinue reading “42 Incredible Colorized Photos of Scotland During the Victorian Era”

60 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980

Glasgow is the most populous city in Scotland and the fourth-most populous city in the United Kingdom, as well as being the 27th largest city by population in Europe. In 2020, it had an estimated population of 635,640. Historically part of Lanarkshire, the city now forms the Glasgow City council area, one of the 32Continue reading “60 Amazing Photos Showing Life in Glasgow, Scotland in 1980”

42 Breathtaking Color Photos of Scotland in the Victorian Age

The following images show Scottish cities, towns and attractions during the 1890s – and in color. They were created using the Photochrom technique pioneered by Photoglob Zürich AG, which sees color manually added to black and white negatives. The process was extremely time-consuming and required painstaking attention to detail, but the result was color postcardsContinue reading “42 Breathtaking Color Photos of Scotland in the Victorian Age”

73 Vintage Photos of Edinburgh, Scotland During the 1950s

Edinburgh in the 1950s was a very different place. After the ravages of war, the International Festival and Military Tattoo was introduced as an antidote to post-war austerity, the new Civic Survey and Plan put forward grandiose recommendations for change, and a new young Queen visited the city. This was a time when slum housingContinue reading “73 Vintage Photos of Edinburgh, Scotland During the 1950s”