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Glasgow’s newspaper past

One of our readers posed this quandry: where were the offices of the old Glasgow newspaper The Citizen? The answer is on St Vincent Street.

One of our readers posed this quandry: where were the offices of the old Glasgow newspaper The Citizen? The answer is on St Vincent Street.

 

THIS was a bit of a poser from one of our readers: where was the Citizen newspaper’s offices?

I can remember the Citizen well, my mother used to but this Glasgow evening newspaper.

I had, however, never given much of a thought as to where it was produced.

It bugged me, but thankfully the reader had the answer: St Vincent Street, just off George Square.

It’s very near the building which houses The Counting House — which used to be a bank.

If you look very carefully, you can just about make out the lettering, though, even standing across the road from it, working out what it said would have tested Robert Langdon from The Da Vinci Code.

First published in 1877, the Citizen was one of three evening newspapers covering Glasgow.

In 1899, the paper moved offices to 24 St Vincent Street and, by the time it ceased publication, it had moved to Albion Street.

 

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