David Peatan eye on the street

In the late 1960s, twenty-one year old David Peat created a portfolio of photographs to gain entry to the film business. Peat went on to become a highly regarded cinematographer and documentary film maker.

The Glasgow photographed in 1968 has long gone, but the sights and smells of that time still exist in the recollections of those who lived as children in the streets and back courts of Gorbals, Tradeston, Maryhill and beyond. The black and white photographs in this collection can still sharpen the memory as no other medium can.


Please note – this exhibition is on our first floor gallery and is only accessible via stairs.