Months before lockdown took over the city and the words 'deep-clean' became part of daily vernacular, Davy Bowers spent his evenings deep-cleaning the iconic Glasgow Central Station.

As seen in the fifth episode of BBC Scotland's Inside Central Station, Facilities Manager with Mitie for Glasgow Central Station Davy, 52, was an integral part of the Station's operations.

From pizza's thrown like frisbees to rolling out the red carpet for The Queen, Davy, from Parkhead, has seen it all.

And as we ease out of lockdown into a more hygienic, safer and socially distant future, he will remain a crucial part of the Station's future.

"Everybody is getting used to the station in lockdown" Davy told the Glasgow Times.

"Now the talk in the station is 'how are we going to cope the first weekend, when everybody rushes out to the pub?' rather than how we were coping before.

"It's been strange for all of us in Central during lockdown.

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"Silly things like the shops not being open, not being able to get a can of juice on your break. "The people not being there is... sometimes it can be a bit depressing."

Davy believes the future of Central could look totally different in months and years to come.

"I think lots will change after this, to be honest" he said.

"We won't have as many people coming through the station. Lots of people can work from home now so they won't come into the town - trains might become more about leisure than work.

"But then maybe if they get a vaccine, we go back to normal and as many people or more will come in. I do think lockdown has made people a bit scared to go back out, so that might have an effect on people too.

"All the transport hubs must be feeling the exact same."

Covid-19 aside, Davy says keeping Central Station clean is a big job.

The station is Scotland's busiest, with 32 million people using the station in 2018.

Davy said: "It does need a good clean every night, even though it doesn't look dirty at any time.

"We learn to keep the dust away and make it look better every day - it just shows you how busy it is and how many people come through.

"The floor is as clean as but its what people bring in through the city centre."

Watching Inside Central Station certainly did show some shockers - from sponges blocking pipes to Davy and his team beating daily dust out of the rug at the entrance.

And the question on all our lips: what is the worst that Davy has seen?

"There's been all the bad things but the worst thing is red wine" said Davy.

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"If someone drops red wine onto the white concourse its a nightmare to get off. Please ask people not to bring it to the station, for my sanity" he laughed.

"Ayr racing can be one of the worst nights" Davy added. "Everybody goes down looking so beautiful, dresses and suits, and they don't look so beautiful on the way back at 10pm. I've been there so much that I won't comment much" laughed Davy.

"People don't realise how central the station really is. It's the centre of the city, it's like its heart.

"It's not the same as an airport, because it's not used the same. You might have a drink before you go on a plane, but you don't stagger up the concourse after 16 pints and a kebab and a fish supper."

Talking of fish suppers, what is the most popular post-night out scran of choice?

"The Blue Lagoon is the most popular food of choice for after a night out" said Davy. "I think because there are two, it's the last stop for people before they get their train 5 minutes later, so they get some chips before the train. Pizzas too -they do sometimes get thrown about like frisbees."

As the programme showed, Glasgow Central has held host to some of the most famous people in the world - from JFK to Billy Connolly.

Davy has been lucky enough to clear the way himself to welcome many of Hollywood - and the world's - biggest stars.

"There have been so many stars that have come through the station it's almost hard to count" said Davy.

"Obviously I've seen the Scottish stars a good few times - from Kevin Bridges to Billy Connolly to Ally McCoist.

"Mark Hateley used to park his Porsche when there was a car park in the station. People would say to him, 'you better not leave that there' but he did it anyway and it was always fine.

"Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt cleared the whole station when they came" added Davy.

"Lots of politicians use the sleeper, and so do people like Kirsty Wark and things.

"The most important person to use if, of course, would be the Queen. We would have to roll out the red carpet for when she came before - even if it was two different shades of red.

"I was pleased because at least it would hide a multitude of sins on the floor" said Davy.

Whilst the pandemic will presumably usher in some of the biggest changes the station has ever seen, the station today looks completely different to what it did when Davy first joined.

"I would say it is cleaner than it used to be" said Davy.

"People used to throw rubbish away a lot, on the platform. For a while there weren't bins and people got used to taking their rubbish with them and that's stuck.

"The biggest change is the uniform and the different styles.

"The station has always been the best place to people watch Glasgow and it's amazing to see the fashion change, even since the from the 90s onwards.

"We used to see lots of glow sticks. You still see the odd few at the weekends" laughed Davy.

Central might still be different since lockdown began, and it might never be the same again - but one thing is sure: it will always remain the beating heart of Glasgow City.