Monthly Archives: May 2016

‘It was an experience’ – High Living in Motherwell

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Source: Muirhouse, Motherwell © Iain Thomson CC BY-SA 2.0   Motherwell Although our project focuses on Glasgow, high rise flats were built throughout urban Scotland. Overcrowding and insanitary housing conditions continued to be a problem in many Scottish towns following the Second World War, and this was no different in Motherwell. Source: Ravenscraig Steel Works © Elliot Simpson CC… Continue reading

Norfolk Court demolition – the end of an era for Laurieston-Gorbals

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On Sunday morning (8 May 2016) 5 Norfolk Court was demolished. This was the last of the high rise blocks in what was once the Laurieston Gorbals Comprehensive Redevelopment Area to go. Laurieston is again being redeveloped, just as it was in the early 1970s. Laurieston Gorbals CDA Source: Norfolk Street in 1973 ©Peter Mortimer and… Continue reading