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Save Otago Lane

Save Otago Lane

A substantial number of people (some say over 1000) took part in a protest march around the West End, raising awareness for the potential fate of one the quaint lanes the West End is known for. This particular lane, Otago Lane, is located a few blocks east of the Glasgow University Union, and boasts several very interesting old shops as well as a speciality tea house called Tchai Ovna. They’re all under threat from a building proposal to replace the lane with tall modern residential blocks.

I took the above photo as the march was proceeding on University Avenue towards Byres Road and the other well-known small lanes down that way, namely Ruthven Lane, Cresswell Lane and Ashton Lane.

You can find more information about the effort to save Otago Lane by going to
I’ve uploaded a bunch more photos of the protest march on Flickr, which you can find under “Glasgow Events”.

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