Streets of Glasgow: Shuttle Street

a street sign stating Shuttle Street and Merchant City on a brown wall.
Shuttle Street: a street sign stating Shuttle Street and Merchant City on a brown wall.
looking up a street towards an angular building with scaffolding on its left, narrower end. A lamppost is on the nearer side of the road. At the top of the street is a mural in black depicting a satellite and a large telescope.
Shuttle Street: looking up a street towards an angular building with scaffolding on its left, narrower end. A lamppost is on the nearer side of the road. At the top of the street is a mural in black depicting a satellite and an oval building.

Shuttle Street was picked because of its name. It’s between the Merchant City and Strathclyde University; indeed Strathclyde has buildings along most of its length. I wondered if it was like Shuttle Street in Paisley, which is named like Silk Street and Gauze Street there for the textile mills that once dominated. People could be forgiven for thinking the Glaswegian version was named after the space shuttle, with the space and science murals nearby on George Street. I passed the Greyfriars Garden, a stalled space with poetic words on a fence, and faced a grand university building that looked like it would be at home by the Albert Dock in Liverpool. A carpet hung out of the window as I turned my head to a gap to Albion Street and the old Herald building. Soon I came to Ingram Street, a neon-fronted Italian restaurant on the corner, and it was the end of another street, one I had seen but didn’t know the name of until a chance glance at a map.

Thanks for reading. This is the seventy eighth Streets of Glasgow post here on Walking Talking. Nearby streets included here previously include Ingram Street, High Street, North Portland Street and George Street. The Streets of Glasgow page has a list of all the walks so far.

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