Glasgow's Forgotten Village

The Grahamston Story
- a piece of Glasgow history

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Grahamston is a forgotten piece of Glasgow history. It vanished beneath the foundations of Glasgow Central Station more than 100 years ago, but its memory lives on in buildings, in street patterns and not least in the urban legend of an abandoned village beneath the platforms of Scotland’s busiest railway station.

In his fascinating book, local historian Norrie Gilliland brings Grahamston back to life and shows the important role it played in the growth of Glasgow. This book is required reading for everyone who thinks they know Glasgow and its history, for those who use Central Station and for everyone who likes a good detective story.

Norrie Gilliland has unearthed Glasgow’s buried treasure … the forgotten story of Grahamston and its vital role in Glasgow history.

“Thanks to Norrie Gilliland, the village of Grahamston, now partially buried beneath the pile of Central Station, is not so much forgotten as hidden. In his capable hands the community is brought back to life.” – Edward J. Cowan, Professor of Scottish History, University of Glasgow


Plan of Grahamston


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9 August 2018

Published June 2002.
(paperback ISBN 0-9542764-0-X).

Contact Norrie Gilliland the author of Glasgow's Forgotten Village at [email protected]