The story of one of Glasgow's most beautiful areas is to be told in a brand new book, set to reveal its secret history.

Glasgow's Blythswood by historian and author Graeme Smith shines a light on the scenic area of the city, telling tales of Blythswood Hill, the Square and the New Town. 

The book will feature stories about Blythswood's forgotten gems such as the lost pleasure gardens, introduced by the square's 'creator' William Harley when he laid a water pipe to design the city's first indoor public baths - which inspired the now-named Bath Street. 

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Other stories include the developments around Blythswood that led to the construction of Kelvingrove Park and the Queen's Dock on the Clyde, both iconic landmarks of Glasgow that are still recognised and loved today. Glasgow Times: The book features this photograph of the Queen's Dock on the Clyde.The book features this photograph of the Queen's Dock on the Clyde.

The book launched at HFD group's 177 Bothwell Street, located in the heart of Blythswood and currently in being remodelled for a new office building. 

Author Graeme Smith said: “It’s a story I have wanted to tell for some time, and I am delighted that HFD Group agreed to host the launch at 177 Bothwell Street. It’s fitting that a building which is the cornerstone of a new chapter in the area’s history hosts this celebration of the past.

“The story of Blythswood has never been told before and is an incredibly interesting tale, one which tells of Glasgow’s wider history and its earliest days and of people who played central roles in making the city what it is today.”

Glasgow's Blythswood is available to purchase HERE