Scottish campaign to change slave owner street names smacks of white saviour complex and patronises black people Chris Sweeney Chris Sweeney is an author and columnist who has written for newspapers such as The Times, Daily Express, The Sun and Daily Record, along with several international-selling magazines. The idea to change street names in Glasgow came after more than 11,500 people signed a petition to reclaim the titles retrospectively from streets that commemorate the lives of rich slave owners. Filip Helander on Steven Gerrard Rangers respect factor as he admits end of career dream, Helander also hopes his Rangers form can propel him into Sweden's Euro 2020 squad, Lubomir Moravcik insists Celtic transfer saved his career as he pays tribute to Jozef Venglos, The Slovakian had lost his love of the game before making the surprise move to Celtic in 1998, 92 more coronavirus deaths and 1330 new cases in Scotland - updates from Nicola Sturgeon's daily briefing. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. It now has more than 11,000 signatures. Several streets including Buchanan Street, Ingram Street, Glassford Street and … The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. 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He bought a house named Willowbank, in the Sauchy Haugh, now Sauchiehall Street, near the site of the present Blythswood Street, and two years later he set about his famous enterprise of supplying Glasgow with water. Covid nurse turns up for shift hours after testing positive for virus. A Scottish Government Minister has backed the changing of some Glasgow street names to recognise the role of prominent city merchants in the slave trade. There was a strong flowing spring at Willowbank. Buchanan Street is named after former Lord Provost and tobacco merchant Andrew Buchanan, The Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow is one of many buildings in the city inexplicably linked to slavery, Glasgow's slave trade history and how we remember the city's dark past, Petition calling for Black Scottish history to be included in school lessons reaches over 7,000 signatures, Glasgow mum horrified after buying suicide 'joke' game for son, 5, from Home Bargains toy aisle. Insurance Plan of Glasgow Vol. Investigations into the death are currently ongoing. It contains more entries and the exact year of each change. Protestors in Glasgow also ‘renamed’ prominent city streets at the weekend, putting up George Floyd Street signs on Buchanan Street, which is named after an eighteenth century tobacco merchant. Petition calling on Glasgow to rename streets connected to slavery reaches over 3,500 signatures. Other passages owe their names to merchants including Archibald Ingram, Alexander Oswald, Andrew Cochrane and John Glassford. Campaigners wanting to remove Glasgow street names linked to the slave trade should instead focus on modern slavery, writes Shan Saba. Want an ad-free experience?Subscribe to Independent Premium. Susan Aitken took to Twitter amid increased calls to rename streets such as Buchanan, Cochrane and Dunlop Street. A petition calling for Glasgow to rename the streets in the city which celebrate slavery figures has gained over 3,500 votes in the past 24 hours. Street Change Glasgow is another initiative by the city's Begging Strategy Group which aims to ensure people do not have to beg. Location: Glasgow Guide / Glasgow Information / Glasgow Street Names That Changed A list of Glasgow street names which were subject to change prior to the 1940s Page 1: … Many of the famous names celebrated in the city centre are those of tobacco lords and other businessmen who owned plantations in America and whose enterprise was underpinned by the trading of slaves and … It is impossible within the limits of a single volume to give the origin or history of every street—a great many having fancy names, to discover the meaning of which would be somewhat of the nature of a conundrnm. Are you sure you want to mark this comment as inappropriate? This and 3 other resources to help find places that disappeared for other reasons are described on the Lost London Streets page. OLD NAME. John Glassford of Dougalston and Whitehill (1715 – 27 August 1783) was a … Start your Independent Premium subscription today. The Ordnance Survey still seems to accept as the ‘official’ name of a place the name given to it by its present owner. There are fears the plans will not go far enough, with quarantine set to be enforced on arrivals from just a limited number of countries. The power to change place-names may also come simply through the power of one person to buy a house or a farm and re-name it according to his or her inclination. A sign alternatively naming Wilson Street 'Rosa Parks Street' in Glasgow on 6 June, 2020. Activists also changed the names of Cochrane Street and Wilson Street to Sheku Bayoh Street and Rosa Parks Street respectively. He bought a house named Willowbank, in the Sauchy Haugh, now Sauchiehall Street, near the site of the present Blythswood Street, and two years later he set about his famous enterprise of supplying Glasgow with water. 393 of the new cases are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and 245 are in Lanarkshire. NEW NAME. Try our new-look newsletter to get the biggest stories each day. A government minister has suggested changing the names of some Glasgow streets that recognise the role of former city merchants in the slave … Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer. Read our full mailing list consent terms here. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. About Post Office directories. Police probe launched as man dies suddenly in Argyle Street building. Any person whose birth is registered in Scotland or who was legally adopted in Scotland may apply for a recorded change of name. Streets are named for a very good reason at the time, its a shame that some change their name. Jaymielee Stewart allowed her son to pick up a toy from the kids' section, but had no idea it would include such messages inside. Agnes Drive,Govan. A petition to change the names and stop "glorifying slave owners of the past" which was started last year has seen huge traction in recent days. Glasgow’s street names are history, but slavery is not. A number of staff at the Tesco Extra have tested positive for the virus. Julie O'Rourke and 18-month-old Jesse were rescued from the top floor flat after the terrifying early morning blaze. In 1802 Harley developed in a new direction. The petition advocates a change in names such as Buchanan Street and Ingram Street to take the Tobacco Lords 'off the pedestal they seemingly stand on and instead recognise other Scottish activists who are deserving of such esteem'. Many streets have been renamed over the years mostly because areas expand into each other. Elsewhere, Floyd’s death has led to two petitions in Belgium demanding the removal of statues of King Leopold II, whose soldiers committed atrocities in Congo in the late 1800s. A change.org petition calling on Glasgow City County to change the names of streets linked to the slave trade has so far received more than 12,000 signatories. The Glasgow street name changes come after more than 11,500 people signed a petition to rename streets named after slave owners. Like Floyd, Sheku Bayoh, 32, died in police custody after being restrained by officers who responded to a call in Kirkcaldy, Fife, five years ago. Also on rt.com Call for $14 trillion in slavery reparations while riots rage in US is extortion, not justice Glasgow’s main shopping thoroughfare, Buchanan Street, is named after tobacco trader Andrew Buchanan. However, the new sign has now been taken down. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium. Campaigns have been launched to change the names of some of the streets in the city centre - as they currently depict 'tobacco lords' who benefited from slavery. New plaques, which have a black background and a white font, appeared below the official names of several streets in the city centre on Friday afternoon, ahead of a Black Lives Matter protest scheduled for Sunday. And mentions how the city could follow in the footsteps of Spain, which renamed the streets in the country previously named after figures from Franco’s fascist regime. A police van by a sign alternatively naming Ingram Street Harriet Tubman Street in Glasgow. Buchanan Street, named after Andew Buchanan, a tobacco lord and slave owner, was renamed George Floyd Street, in memory of the man who was killed by police in Minnesota, US, on 25 May. Please be respectful when making a comment and adhere to our Community Guidelines. George Floyd Street, Fred Hampton Street: Activists in Glasgow change names of city streets linked to slavery #slaveryarchive The scam email includes a link to register for the vaccine, then directs victims to a fake site which asks for bank details either to verify identification or to make a payment. V Key Plan 1 1 : 2400 This "key plan" indicates coverage of the Goad 1901 series of fire insurance maps of Glasgow that were originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks. Glasgow Guide: Glasgow Info: Glasgow Streets that have Changed Names. Ciara Spratt, who set up the petition back in September, told Glasgow Live: "I remember learning about some of the slave trade history of Glasgow in primary school but thought that what we were told wasn’t really common knowledge. A number of cities across the UK are starting to face up to their histories and change names of buildings, streets and statues across Britain that commemorate men who may have been philanthropists, but also owned and traded slaves, Glasgow needs to join this effort and remove Glassford Street. There was a strong flowing spring at Willowbank. ... You can always change your mind later. Tesco worker dies after covid outbreak at Maryhill store. Insurance Plan of Glasgow Vol. Please continue to respect all commenters and create constructive debates. It comes as the city is set to host a Black Lives Matter protest this weekend in solidarity with the protests that have erupted across the USA over the death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer. The Glasgow street name changes come after more than 11,500 people have signed a petition to rename streets named after slave owners. The following list of gangs was published in the Glasgow Evening Times in February 2006 as identified by Strathclyde Police with the accompanying map.. The petition advocates a change in names such as Glassford Street and Buchanan Street to take the Tobacco Lords 'off the pedestal they seemingly stand on and instead recognise other Scottish activists who are deserving of such esteem'. “I think it's important to take these tobacco lords off the pedestal they seemingly stand on and instead recognise other Scottish activists who are deserving of such esteem,” the petition adds. For places like Glasgow, which were heavily damaged during the world wars, the names or original routes of streets might have changed when they were rebuilt. Perverted father and son caught with horrific child abuse collection at family home. The SNP MSP for Provan, pointed out that many street names in Glasgow had a connection to the slave trade, and suggested some could be renamed. City planners had previously recommended that the development should go-ahead. After the news that the physical stores will not reopen, leaving thousands of jobs in jeopardy, shoppers may now have to add themselves to a list of creditors that the business owes money to. Due to the sheer scale of this comment community, we are not able to give each post the same level of attention, but we have preserved this area in the interests of open debate. Of course they were integral in Glasgow’s growth as a city but it seemed weird to me that they were set on a pedestal like that even now. "It was weird cause everyone knew the street names but not necessarily who those people were or what they did. 394 of the new cases are in Greater Glasgow and Clyde and 245 are in Lanarkshire. Like others have said, plaques and shit to explain why Jamaica Street is called Jamaica Street etc would be good but changing them feels more like a … Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. Devastated dog owners launch appeal to find beautiful missing husky collie Bella, Nicola Sturgeon adviser Devi Sridhar claims UK Government quarantine hotels plan won't work. Cara Drive,SW1. V Key Plan 1 1 : 2400 This "key plan" indicates coverage of the Goad 1901 series of fire insurance maps of Glasgow that were originally produced to aid insurance companies in assessing fire risks. Anti-racism campaigners in Glasgow have placed plaques with alternative street names on buildings in the city to protest roads currently named after merchants in the slave trade. CELTIC fan group the Green Brigade have plastered alternative street names around Glasgow - honouring George Floyd and Sheku Bayo. An SNP minister called for a Glasgow street to be named in memory of George Floyd 2 A petition was launched to change the names of Glasgow streets linked to … I wouldn't even know half the dodgy shit I know about Glasgow's past if it wasn't for the street names pointing it out. Currently there are many streets in Glasgow which are named after slave owners, such as Glassford Street (John Glassford), Ingram Street (Archibald Ingram) and Buchanan street (Andrew Buchanan) glorifying the slave owners of the past. Poplin Street,SE. A Glasgow writer has called for famous city centre streets to be renamed because they bear the names of former slave owners. The leader of Glasgow City Council has weighed in on an ongoing debate to rename Glasgow streets that carry the names of slave traders. In 1802 Harley developed in a new direction. Old to New Street names 1929 - 1945. Mum and baby flee for lives after pram torched in flat close. The local councillors, community council and Royal Mail amongst others are consulted on the proposed street name. A petition calling for Glasgow to rename the streets in the city which celebrate slavery figures has gained over 3,500 votes in the past 24 hours.. "Then, last year I was given an assignment, just to create a survey to understand some research techniques and I thought I should make it on something I thought was really important and some people might care about too, hoping it could actually gain some momentum and if not make a change, at least raise awareness.". The petitions states: “Currently there are many streets in Glasgow which are named after slave owners, such as Glassford Street (John Glassford), Ingram Street (Archibald Ingram) and Buchanan street (Andrew Buchanan) glorifying the slave owners of the past". CELTIC fan group the Green Brigade have plastered alternative street names around Glasgow - honouring George Floyd and Sheku Bayo. Bella, who has almost 9,000 fans on Instagram alongside her twin brother Sausage, was last seen running after a deer on the Clyde Walkway in the Newton/Cambuslang area last Friday. Devastated Glasgow dog owners launch appeal to find beautiful missing husky collie Bella. Want to bookmark your favourite articles and stories to read or reference later? Street naming and numbering is essential for the use of the emergency services, public utilities, postal services and the general public. The Glasgow street name changes come after more than 11,500 people have signed a petition to rename streets named after slave owners. In Glasgow, activists began renaming streets with names linked to slave trade by installing their own street signs. Glasgow's east-end street names. ), the number of floors and the height of the building, as well as … One sign 'renames' road as George Floyd Street, Find your bookmarks in your Independent Premium section, under my profile. Activists also changed the names of Cochrane Street and Wilson Street to Sheku Bayoh Street and Rosa Parks Street respectively. Naggayi Angella's children have penned moving tributes to their mum, with son John writing: "Mummy was a nice caring person who loved me so much". Are you sure you want to delete this comment? Activists have put up names of black people and … Debenhams shoppers warned over missing online orders amid closing down sale. March 5, 2019 by a Daily Business Contributor Leave a Comment. These Glasgow street names … A sign alternatively naming Cochrane Street … To avoid duplication of street names, streets in the formerly suburban areas often were renamed. Novelist and Glasgow Caledonian University academic, Chris Dolan, said in an interview last week that slavery was “the greatest blot on humanity’s register”, and suggested roads such as Ingram Street and Buchanan Street… His sister, who works as a nurse, said her family would have taken part in planned protests in Scotland this weekend but the risk of spreading coronavirus is “still too great”. A sign alternatively naming Cochrane Street 'Sheku Bayoh Street' in Glasgow on 6 June, 2020. 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Create a commenting name to join the debate, There are no Independent Premium comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts, There are no comments yet - be the first to add your thoughts. An instance occurs in Belmar Terrace, Pollokshields—the original proprietor of which having two daughters, Bella and Marion, took the first syllable from each of … explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. The city was divided into North Glasgow, South Glasgow and East Glasgow.East Glasgow had the most identified gangs with 41 followed by South Glasgow with 38 and North Glasgow with 31. In selecting a new street name, consideration will be given to the history of the site. Mr McKee suggested Glasgow could rename a street for George Floyd. For more information or to downloaded the application form please visit NRS - Change of Name . The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc. Controversial plan to build Starbucks drive-thru in Dennistoun paused. Fire crews at Dennistoun shop after reports of 'potentially hazardous materials' - live updates, Firefighters are at the scene conducting atmospheric monitoring tests after the alarm was raised at 1pm this afternoon, Car set on fire in north Glasgow as police launch investigation. You can unsubscribe at any time. Glasgow, Glasgow City, Scotland, maps, List of Streets, Street View, Geographic.org New covid vaccine scam hits Glasgow and NHS warns don't fall for online con. Trainee Glasgow nurse and 'devoted mummy' to two children dies from covid. Our. Anti-racism campaigners have decided to rename streets in the centre of Glasgow that are connected with the slave trade, replacing them with the names of slaves, black activists and those killed by the police. As of this afternoon, over 3,600 people have signed the petition. After the news that the physical stores will not reopen, leaving hundreds of jobs at risk, shoppers may now have to add themselves to a list of creditors that the business owes money to. She said street names could be temporarily renamed after key figures in the Glasgow abolitionist movement as well as women such as Mary Barbour, a councillor and campaigner who led … Adelplhi Street,Bridgeton. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. ), the number of floors and the height of the building, as well as … The building footprints, their use (commercial, residential, educational, etc. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. In the Belgian city of Ghent, a bust of Leopold II was vandalised with the words “I can’t breath”, the same words spoken by Floyd while his neck was pinned down by Derek Chauvin, who has been charged with his murder. 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