Video: The Gallowgate’s Celtic History

Back in January, I wrote an article fully detailing the Celtic-related history of the Gallowgate area, on The Celtic Star website. Since writing that historical account, I have put together a shortened version of the story in a video format. The commentary is accompanied with images depicting some of the places and protagonists in the tale.

READ: The Gallowgate: A Hub of Celtic History, Traditional Bars & That Baird’s Press Conference

The short production is one of the new projects of The Celtic History Podcast, which aims to share the history of our club and its culture in new ways.

I hope that The Celtic Star’s readership enjoy the video, explore the full article above, and I look forward to writing further features on this brilliant Celtic fan media platform.


About Author

Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.


  1. +on the way up to celtic park just off the gallowgate there used to be a celtic player depicted into the cobble stones. I think it was either jimmy mcgrory or jimmy delaney does anyone remember it and have any news on it .

    • Some people tell me that the cobbles were actually saved.

      The old cobblestones on Yate Street. It was said to depict Jimmy Quinn and much later Johnny Thomson. The cobblestones were saved and still sit in the centre of Barrowfield apparently.

      Another person said that they where moved to, and possibly still sit at, the site of the Bambury centre in Yate St