Let’s go to 1981 next. To 21st September 1981 to be precise. Pictured on the north side of the road is one of the last Blantyre tenements to be demolished to make way for Devlin Grove.
This is 148 -158 Glasgow Road where now would be the grass area in front of Devlin Grove. You’ll see the pink facade of Stepek at the end and next to it Rigo Russo’s newsagents and the Glencairn Laundry.
This was the changing face of Blantyre.