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- Hielanman's Umbrella

Hielanman's Umbrella

In the early 1900s when many of the Gaelic-speaking Highlanders were being enticed by offers of work in Glasgow (and their agricultural efforts were under continuing pressure), they would often meet under the railway bridge which crossed Argyle Street as it went into Central Station. With Glasgow's reputation for a high rainfall, the area soon became known as the "Hielanman's Umbrella" and the name has remained to this day.

In recent years, the viaduct has been restored and repainted and the shops on each side of the street have been encouraged to spruce themselves up too.

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