This remarkable photo dates from around 1910.
Pictured is Shuttle Row, Low Blantyre. Former birthplace of David Livingstone and captured in this scene a full 18 years before the building was turned into a museum.
I hope like myself, this is the first time you may have seen this rare photo. A group of boys stand in front of the houses, which were known at the time to be in a pretty bad condition. The boys do actually look fairly well dressed, with white shirts, perhaps photographed on a Sunday on their way to service, or maybe just simply dressed for the photo. The shadow of the cameraman is in the foreground. One of the boys is carrying a stick. Washing is thrown over the railways in one of the houses.
I know various Blantyre Project readers have commented in the past they had family living at Shuttle Row around this time, so perhaps these young boys are related to you!?