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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 saveotagolane.co.uk/.
I’ve uploaded a bunch more photos of the protest march on Flickr, which you can find under “Glasgow Events”.

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