Glasgow’s Barras Market


The Barras or Barrowland Markets at the east end of Scotland’s Glasgow is a famous institution and has a tradition dating back nearly 90 years. Opening on the weekends the market has a huge collection of second hand goods and is notorious for counterfeit computer games, DVD’s CD’s and smuggled tobacco. It is not known how long the market will be able to survive, many believe it needs to be cleaned up and the regular police raids don’t seem to deter the traders doing things they shouldn’t. The market is also home to the nearby Barrowland Ballroom building which is a major concert venue hosting some of the world’s biggest names. The area has some of Glasgow’s best working man’s pubs including Baird’s Bar and other Celtic orientated venues.

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