Buchanan Street 1977.

36 photos showing Glasgow’s Buchanan Street down the decades

Occupying a half mile stretch of the city centre, Buchanan Street has enjoyed its status as one of Glasgow’s premier shopping streets for well over a century.

Filled with a range of upmarket stores, shopping centres, tearooms and restaurants, the street was among the first in Scotland to be almost fully pedestrianised and is home to a number of Glasgow landmarks, including the Royal Concert Hall, Buchanan Galleries and the famous statue of late First Minister Donald Dewar. We take a look at 36 photographs covering the last few decades of the street’s history and beyond.

Naafi building at the top of Buchanan Street which was to be transformed into a Stakis casino.

5. Naafi building, 1964

Naafi building at the top of Buchanan Street which was to be transformed into a Stakis casino.
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Princess Alexandra in Glasgow - Leaving from Buchanan Street Station.

6. Princess Alexandra in Glasgow, 1963

Princess Alexandra in Glasgow - Leaving from Buchanan Street Station.
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Snow in Buchanan Street and Christmas decorations.

7. Snow in Buchanan Street, 1961

Snow in Buchanan Street and Christmas decorations.
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Glasgow folk hurry to join queue for subway at St Enoch's Station as seen from the foot of Buchanan Street.

8. Going Underground, 1962

Glasgow folk hurry to join queue for subway at St Enoch's Station as seen from the foot of Buchanan Street.
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