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Posted by: dancer 9th Jun 2009, 08:03am

Can anyone say when Scotia Street was demolished to make way for the M8 motorway in the St George's Cross area of the city; and are there any enduring memories of life in Scotia Street?

Regards,
Dancer

Posted by: Dimairt 9th Jun 2009, 09:56am

"This church stood in Carrington Street at New City Road, Cowcaddens. It was built in 1872 and demolished, probably soon after 1962, when the area was redeveloped and the congregation united with Lansdowne."

Dancer,
I can't put an exact date on demolition but as you'll see from the above, which relates to Burnbank United Presbyterian Church, the area was being cleared and readied for for the motorway soon after 1962.
Demolition went on for a long time e.g the Charing Cross Hotel and one side of St George's Rd went in 1968 - the motorway was a huge project
The photos of New City Rd on the Virtual Mitchell show a very run-down area; helpfully most have dates on them and fits with date given above. This one is from 1964 and shows the buildings on the corner of Scott St.
New City Rd itself is a dead-end now with only the former Woolworth's building standing and traffic going into town on the new Phoenix Rd.

Le durachd,
Eddy


 

Posted by: Heather 9th Jun 2009, 02:25pm

The demolishing of Scotia Street and surrounding area did not start until 1964 / 65.
I know that as I lived in 90 Shamrock Street right facing a Church, can't remember the name.

We were not given much notice when the men from the Council came round condemning the building.
We thought it would be quite a few years before we would have to move and as we were saving up to buy a bigger Flat it did not suit us that within a few weeks we had to move out.

We moved to Easterhouse on the 22nd November 1963 a date that has always stuck in my mind.
With all the family helping with the removal, we put the TV on to keep the children out our way. Everything stopped when a news flash came on announcing that President Kennedy had been assassinated.

Posted by: *susan* 17th Jun 2009, 01:38am

QUOTE (Heather @ 9th Jun 2009, 02:42pm) *
The demolishing of Scotia Street and surrounding area did not start until 1964 / 65.
I know that as I lived in 90 Shamrock Street right facing a Church, can't remember the name.

We were not given much notice when the men from the Council came round condemning the building.
We thought it would be quite a few years before we would have to move and as we were saving up to buy a bigger Flat it did not suit us that within a few weeks we had to move out.

We moved to Easterhouse on the 22nd November 1963 a date that has always stuck in my mind.
With all the family helping with the removal, we put the TV on to keep the children out our way. Everything stopped when a news flash came on announcing that President Kennedy had been assassinated.

Hi,

My Grandmother and Aunt both lived in number 90 and moved to Penilee the very day you moved out. I remember a Mrs James and a Mrs Steen and I think there was a family called Donahoe but it was so long ago andi was quite young.

Posted by: 27stowst 17th Jun 2009, 08:41pm

I had a friend at school who lived above Munro's the cleaners in the pic. Her name was Maureen Slaven.

Posted by: GG 17th Jun 2009, 09:01pm

You can only see small thumbnails on the free version of SCRAN here:

http://www.scran.ac.uk/database/results.php?QUICKSEARCH=1&search_term=%22scotia+street%22

The two photos refer to a tenement collapse in Scotia Street in October 1968, apparently police and workers managed to save one Richard Fox who had been trapped in the rubble.

GG.

Posted by: GG 17th Jun 2009, 09:07pm

Also found the following memory of Scotia Street on the difficult-to-navigate site www.pastplaces.com:

QUOTE
CELEBRATED END OF WW2.WITH BONFIRES &PARTIES
7 SCOTIA STREET,
GLASGOW
LANARKSHIRE,
UNITED KINGDOM - SCOTLAND.

Reason For Listing: Interested In Its History. I Am Interested In Obtaining: Old Photographs. Photographs Of The Street Or Road. Information On Old Friends. I Have Available: Interested In The Period From 1940 To 1946.

just teenage years when shamrock st.was the best st in the world for roller skating.also grove st school and st georges rd were the cats meeow when it came to good schools and teachers.the moir family were my pals also the greeners.the cobblers shop in the close and the gayfield bar on the corner.it used to be a swanky neighbourhood as we had our own toilet and some even had a bathtub.(no us)we also lived on pheonix park terrace but i was younger so i dont remeber much of it. but there was a park close by.off the garscube road.i think.loved that plac. archie.

GG.

Posted by: sujay 20th Jun 2009, 02:16pm

QUOTE (GG @ 17th Jun 2009, 09:24pm) *
Also found the following memory of Scotia Street on the difficult-to-navigate site www.pastplaces.com:


GG.

know of mclean family who lived in p/p/t during the war years.

Posted by: sujay 27th Jun 2009, 10:09pm

To Heather,

I think you must have known my Grandparents, they lived at 90 pre war Jinny and Paddy Campbell . Granda died 57. In 63 Gramma left Shamrock St to live in Penilee witn my Uncle Pat and Auntie Mattie who had lived in 90 for 10 years.

Regards Susan

Posted by: Heather 27th Jun 2009, 10:59pm

Sujay, I may have known your g'parents as the name does ring a bell, but after all these years I can't say for certain.
Did they live on the 2nd floor to the right???

We lived in the top flat on the left hand side hallway as you came up the stairs. Our windows looked on to the street and we lived there for 5 years,1958--1963.

Posted by: Agnes & Robert 17th Oct 2009, 01:16am

When you mentioned the Hotel at Charing Cross I take it that you were talking about The Grand Hotel, I'm trying to pinpoint Scotia Street I know it but can't place it, it was a long time ago

Posted by: Heather 17th Oct 2009, 09:33am

Robert, Scotia Street was just along from the Cambridge Cinema on the opposite side of the Road.

It ran from New City Road to Shamrock Street.

Posted by: Harper 5th Mar 2014, 12:53am

[size="4"][/size]Hi my parents lived at 31 scotia street glasgow in 1954 when i was born, their names where harper, i dont remember much about scotia street then biggrin.gif

Posted by: Heather 13th Mar 2014, 10:54pm

Hey Harper, is your surname Beckham. laugh.gif

Posted by: Angie Murray 13th Aug 2019, 10:41pm

Hi
I've just found out my great grandparents lived at 3 Scotia Street in 1926. There names were Archie and Janet McDougall.Where was Scotia street?