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In pictures: Signage of iconic Glasgow pub collapses onto nearby street

A large section of the wooden frontage of an iconic Glasgow pub collapsed and fell onto a busy southside street on Sunday morning, luckily no-one was harmed in the incident. 

Published: June 13, 2016
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The Granary bar, which bisects Kilmarnock Road and Pollokshaws Road, is located on the ground floor of a building which was formerly used as a hub for Glasgow's old tram network, and is considered to be one of Shawlands' best known pubs.

The collapsed signage lies in a heap in a cordoned off area in the street outside the pub. Picture: SM

The collapsed signage lies in a heap in a cordoned off area in the street outside the pub. Picture: SM

The 40-yard section of the wooden frontage, which housed the classic 'the Granary' sign, is believed to have come down early on Sunday morning, landing on the pavement of Kilmarnock Road with one part resting on top of a nearby bus stop.

Luckily, the area was unusually quiet for a Sunday morning with no-one reported to have been injured in the incident.

The building looks strange on the Kilmarnock Road side without the iconic signage. Picture: SM

The building looks strange on the Kilmarnock Road side without the iconic signage. Picture: SM

Other national newspapers have speculated that the sign may have been disturbed by the vibrations of the recent building work by Glasgow City council on the pavements outside but this remains unsubstantiated, with the damage, and its cause, still being assessed.

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Staff at the Granary, which is hugely popular with locals, tweeted that they were very thankful for the support of the local community.

Following the  incident Kilmarnock Road remains open and the authorities have cleared the rubble re-opening the pavement, which had been cordoned off.

Though workmen are still currently evaluating the integrity the rest of the sign on the front and back of the building, the bar's structure suffered no lasting damage and the pub has now returned to business as usual.

Great news for an area that has lost many of its pubs over recent years.

Driven by a passion for all things drinks-related, Sean writes for The Scotsman extensively on the subject. He can also sometimes be found behind the bar at the world famous Potstill bar in Glasgow where he continues to enhance his whisky knowledge built up over 10 years advising customers from all over the world on the wonders of our national drink. Recently, his first book was published. Dubbed Gin Galore, it explores Scotland's best gins and the stories behind those that make them.

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