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Buchanan Street

Flower Shop, Buchanan Street, Glasgow
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Flower Shop, Buchanan Street, Glasgow

Buchanan Street is the main shopping thoroughfare of Glasgow, running north/south in the city centre to link Argyle Street and Sauchiehall Street. It was first feued in 1777 and was named after a wealthy tobacco merchant, Andrew Buchanan. A successful Victorian shopping centre, it was one of the few main streets in Glasgow to avoid tramcars, although motor cars were allowed. At its southern end sits St Enoch's Square, the St Enoch's Underground Station and St Enoch's Shopping Centre, while to the north lies the Buchanan Galleries Shopping Centre and Buchanan Street Underground Station. It was pedestrianised in 1978 and landscaped in 2000.


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