Discover the fascinating history behind Scotland's longest motorway, the M74, presented by the Chair of the Glasgow Motorway Archive, Stuart Baird.
The M74 is of strategic importance to Scotland, providing a vital link between the central belt and the rest of the UK. A road has existed in the same corridor since Roman times, but in little over 80 years in the 20th century, it was transformed from a single track trail to a multi-lane motorway. Discover why in this revealing glimpse into the history of Scotland’s longest motorway. Illustrated with previously unseen images from the Glasgow Motorway Archive.
Highway/Civil Engineers, Transport Planners and anyone with a general interest in the development of Scotland’s motorway and trunk road network.
Stuart Baird, Chair, TGlasgow Motorway Archive
Stuart is a Chartered Engineer and is currently M8 Bridge Manager at Transport Scotland. He’s held various roles, mostly relating to structures, across the Scottish motorway and trunk road network. Stuart has a keen interest in transport and civil engineering heritage and is Founder and Chair of the Glasgow Motorway Archive.