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Ronald P A Smith

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Ronald P A Smith, a native of Fife, is a town planner working part-time with Glasgow City Council, most of his career having been spent on the regeneration of the Gorbals. He has written or edited local history publications on the Gorbals, Pollokshields, Queen's Park and Linlithgow, the latter in his capacity as chairman of Linlithgow Civic Trust. He also compiles and publishes over 90 different street maps, covering most Scottish towns outwith the three major cities.

Ronald P A Smith has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

Early times to 1560 - Neighbourhoods: The Gorbals
For many centuries the open ground on the south bank of the River Clyde, opposite the City of Glasgo...
1560 to 1770s - Neighbourhoods: The Gorbals
After the Reformation, in the year 1579, the lands of the Gorbals, including the old village, were s...
1770s to 1830s - Neighbourhoods: The Gorbals
The last thirty years of the 18th century saw the doubling of Gorbals village's population to around...
1830s to 1914 - Neighbourhoods: The Gorbals
Despite the high aspirations of the Hutchesons' Trustees and James Laurie, circumstances conspired t...
1914 to 1950s - Neighbourhoods: The Gorbals
Between the World Wars the Gorbals unfairly acquired a world-famous notoriety for violence, principa...
1950s to The Present Day - Neighbourhoods: The Gorbals
Perhaps because of the area's notoriety, the Gorbals was the first part of Glasgow to be promoted fo...

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