Tour Scotland Video Of Old Photographs Gorbals Glasgow

Tour Scotland wee video of old photographs of the Gorbals, Glasgow, Scotland. The Gorbals has long had a reputation as a gritty and rough area of Glasgow. In the 1870s, the City Improvement Trust cleared away the old Gorbals village and redeveloped the area to form the new Gorbals Cross, at the same time developing new workers tenements around the former Oatlands Square. Later, industrial restructuring meant a loss of jobs, and abandoned factories and support buildings fell into ruin. In the 20th century, the problems of concentrated poverty and lack of jobs contributed to high levels of crime. Those people who managed to advance in education and economic status left the area for newer housing and work elsewhere. Throughout the 1930s, the Gorbals was often referred to as the most dangerous place in the UK. Street gangs and casual violence were rife, particularly from the famous Glasgow razor gangs. Of interest to folks with ancestry, genealogy or Scottish Family Roots in Scotland who may wish to visit one day.

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