A POIGNANT photo for many, this week – look closely at the advert on the tram as it allows people to board on Argyle Street in 1962.

‘Say McVitie’s, the word before biscuits…’ proclaims the banner.

Generations of families have worked at the Glasgow factory, which first opened in 1925 as part of the Macfarlane and Lang’s Victoria Biscuit Works. The McVitie’s presence in Scotland goes back to the original Scottish biscuit maker, McVitie & Price Ltd, established in 1830 in Edinburgh.

Now owned by Pladis, the company has been in the news recently as it announced the east end site is to close, with the loss of almost 500 jobs in a huge blow to the city.

Perhaps Times Past readers can enlighten us as to what on earth is going on in this space-age photo of men in kilts from 1951.

Glasgow Times: Flying saucer arrives in Bearsden, 1951

The caption states: “Mac McCamfu being greeted by his old Highland uncle Paul McCann (right) on his arrival by flying saucer in Bearsden today,” which does not clear anything up.

Get in touch if you can shed any light.

Glasgow Times: Independant Dance perform at Ibrox Underground as part of Glasgow's City of Culture celebrations in 1990

Our final photo of the day today is much clearer – during the City of Culture celebrations in 1990, a company called the Glasgow Independent Dance Troupe took over the Ibrox underground station to the delight (and apprehension, by the looks of them) of schoolchildren and commuters.

This was just one of the many bonkers brilliant events that sprung up across the city during our reign.

In total, there were 3500 public events, 40 major works commissioned and 60 world premieres in theatre, dance and music and it all helped to transform Glasgow’s reputation around the world.