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Morning accordion music under The Hielanman's Umbrella

The Hielanman's Umbrella is a famous landmark in the centre of Glasgow. It is the local nickname for the glass walled railway bridge which carries the platforms of Glasgow Central station across Argyle Street.

Due to the forced displacement of people during the Highland clearances in the 19th century thousands of Highlanders came to Glasgow to find work. Over many years Highlanders continued to arrive and began to keep in touch by meeting under the bridge. With the city's inclement weather and the meeting of the Highlanders this area came to be known as the Hielanman's Umbrella.

 

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Taken on March 24, 2012