Paddy's Market

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Paddy's Market was a historic market in Glasgow, Scotland. It had been in existence at a variety of locations throughout the city for almost 200 years.[1][2]

The market's name originated with the large numbers of Irish immigrants who came to Scotland in the early 19th century.[2]

In its final years, the market had been criticised as being a focus for crime and illegal activity including drug dealing (and the associated crime in stolen goods). However, many traders expressed contempt for the addicts who congregate there and who felt had dragged down the market's reputation.[1]

Paddy's Market was closed by Glasgow City Council on 15 May 2009, when they took over the lease on the current site from Network Rail.[2] The move had been fiercely criticised by many traders who had a procession to the City Chambers.[3]


  1. ^ a b Scotland on Sunday - Spectrum magazine supplement - pages 11 to 15 - (online version at [1])10 May 2009
  2. ^ a b c Evening Times website - Article dated: 14 March 2008, Retrieved 10 May 2009.
  3. ^ Demise of the 'people's market', BBC News website, 15 May 2009