Eyes Through Time comes from the Gorbals in 1972 in this amazing short film.

Archive footage from 1972 which shows the constructions of High Rise flats around Laurieston and Gorbals with narration by Neil Freel.

Laurieston is a district in the Gorbals area of the Scottish city of Glasgow and It is situated south of the River Clyde. It derives its name from James Laurie who, along with his brother, developed a large part of the district in the early 19th century.

The original silent archive footage was filmed by the foreman of Gilbert & Ash who were building the new high rise flats in response to the slum housing condition of Glasgow of that time.The film was provided by Neil Freel who started working for Gilbert & Ash in 1972 and he provides a first hand insight into the heritage of high rise flats of Glasgow.

Part of the short films series from the ‘A View From Here’ project.