AMONGST the onslaught of social media content we are all consuming right now, one single photo was the talk of Glasgow Taxi drivers over the weekend.

My colleague George Eldridge took this incredible image which captured the scene at Gordon Street at midnight on Saturday.

You’ll see it on this page – and you can see it on the Glasgow Taxis social channels too.

For those of us who work the nightshift – and for the thousands of Glaswegians normally out on the town on a Saturday night – it is a hard-hitting visual.

No people. No cars. No colour. Nothing.

On one hand the image is absolutely stunning, showing Glasgow at it’s beautiful best but without people it is quite chilling. People make Glasgow, after all.

One positive is, of course, that it serves as one piece of evidence that the city appears to be adhering to the rules. Rules which will save lives and only serve us all well in the long run.

However, the iconic photo does also remind us of the small things we miss.

We miss the hustle and bustle of a Saturday night in Glasgow.

We miss the atmosphere of busy pubs, clubs, cafes, restaurants, takeaways and late night shops.

We miss picking up the romantic couple heading out for a meal for two.

We miss taking the groups of lads and lassies out for a night on the town.

We miss the cheeky chat, the laughs, the jokes, the debates and the smiles.

We miss the perennial one-liners – “you’re a lifesaver”, “anywhere here’s great” and even “busy tonight, driver?”.

We miss seeing the ranks tick over and getting the last people safely home in the early hours of Sunday morning.

We miss all this and more.

However, we are all adjusting to the world with each passing day and doing the best we can.

So for now we are proud to transport the key workers, the NHS, the care staff, the supermarket and shop workforce, the suppliers of essential goods, the people keeping the city moving, powered and fed.

We are all looking forward to the days and nights when Gordon Street is busy again, when couples enjoy meals, groups enjoy drinks and drivers like me tell you just how busy we are.

Until then, all we can continue to do is keep following the rules and helping in any way we can. Which is exactly what Glasgow Taxis have been doing. If we can help you, give us a shout.

Stay safe, everyone!