In January 1968, exactly 50 years ago today, a hurricane hit Central Scotland. It was a storm of devastating magnitude destroying many buildings, killing 2 dozen people and injuring hundreds.
It was the storm that saved Glasgow. With SO much damage, huge proposals were orchestrated to afterwards get rid of Glasgow’s slums and it prompted the building of many flats and high rises. A documentary on BBC1, titled, “The Storm that Saved a City” explores the architectural changes.
Blantyre did not escape the storm. It caused a lot of damage as people recount below.
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