THE BARRAS market has been congratulated on its 100th year anniversary in the House of Commons today after MP Alison Thewliss gave a shoutout to the world-famous landmark. 

The MP for Glasgow Central spoke to the house during business questions, with a mention of the market and its enduring legacy in Glasgow. 

Thewliss used the anniversary to ask for a debate surrounding the important markets such as The Barras have to society.

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Speaking to the house, she said: "It's 100 years since Glasgow's world-famous Barras market was founded by Maggie McIver. A market where it's said you could buy anything from a needle to an anchor, and home of the Barrowland Ballroom. 

"Could we have a debate on the future of our markets and the contribution that they make to our culture, society and, given the number of second-hand goods you can buy, to our net-zero ambitions?"


The anniversary was welcomed by Jacob Reese-Mogg, Leader of the House of Commons. 

In reply, he said: "May I particularly commend the market on its 100th anniversary and its ability to provide everything that you could possibly need to buy, either a needle or an anchor. Probably a more popular demand for needles than anchors, but nonetheless useful to be able to get an anchor."

The world-famous institution is currently celebrating its 100th anniversary, with a photo exhibition currently ongoing looking at the history of The Barras. 

There are more anniversary events planned, including a film depicting the history set to be released later this year.