Above the M8

The M8 is a major inter-city route but it doesn't let Scotland's biggest city stand in its way. The motorway carves a path through the centre, partly in trenches and cuttings, and partly high on viaducts. This gallery shows some of the scenes to be found at ground level where the M8 runs to the west of the central area.

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Opening booklets

In days gone by, new roads were often celebrated with a grand opening ceremony and the issue of a commemorative booklet heralding the exciting new highway. You'll find some of them here, complete with a glimpse of all that empty tarmac and a healthy dose of modernist optimism.