Wednesday 7 December 2016

Glasgow has shaken off its rough image - but evil can lurk anywhere

Tom Sweeney

Published 17/04/2015 | 02:30

Glasgow Caledonian University, where Karen Buckley was a student. Photo: Mark Condren
Glasgow Caledonian University, where Karen Buckley was a student. Photo: Mark Condren

It was only relatively recently that Glasgow managed to cast off its reputation as a rough, tough place to be feared and avoided, though the harsh accent delivered at a hundred miles an hour still often makes "good morning" sound like a threat.

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As recently as the 1980s, wandering the streets alone late at night, especially while wearing the 'wrong' football colours, would have been an act of supreme folly.

But that was then. My home town has changed immeasurably for the better, even if it still isn't advisable to go for a pint around Ibrox in a Celtic shirt.

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