Could things BE any more different? Looking at this photo of Glasgow Road, nothing remains of these buildings anymore. Today this exact scene looks VERY different and will likely shock younger generations just how different Blantyre once looked.
Looking at the older photo, I’m reminded of once similar sized towns like for example Larkhall, which kept their tenements and today have a bustling, busy main street. There’s no doubt Blantyre has introduced green spaces and trees, which I’m sure in a generation will look quite majestic, but at what cost to business and retail?