daisy wrote:When I was at school along at Alexandra parade and then Whitehill ,Duke atreet was always pretty busy with shoppers.There was some realy nice shops at one time...But although the Parade is still nice and has one or 2 nice shops ,Duke street is a mess .The last time I was there on a saturday afternoon the place was dead ,having a good look along I was thinking,no wonder,no one wants to shop there ,it's filthy looking even a lot of the shop signs are tacky looking and I have never seen so many hairdressers in one area ,shopkeepers used to wash and brush the pavement in front of their shop now days there is lots of rubbish left out which ends up all over the place.So although I love Dennistoun with its nice tenenments especially overlooking the park rouynd from Kenny hill square ,I feel Duke street could do with a major overhall .I would also think some streets would look a bit nicer if there was a council code on colour schemes to be used for shop doorways all different colours looks so cheap.
Do agree about Duke Street, when I was young(er), the Parade was always "posher". But just take a quick walk along the road and you reach the hellhole that this Haghill. Some smashing flats there, but the area is ruined by manky, skanky people with absolutely no respect for where they live. They do indeed live by the creedo, "shit where you eat" rather than not.