Although I had a copy of this photo, Sandy Wilkie recently sent me a better resolution version, which I was able to zoom in on and pick out more detail. Thought previously by the late Neil Gordon to be the 1880’s in High Blantyre’s Douglas Street, I’ve since concluded the photo as being 1892.
None of these buildings exist anymore, but we’re looking at Douglas Street facing north up towards the Main Street. Some of the older houses on both the left and right hand side of Douglas Street were still thatched in that era.
Today, with Douglas Street much wider, the whole scene looks like this:
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