About Us

The Glasgow Motorway Archive is the largest private collection of roads and transportation records and photographs in Scotland.


An independent organisation run by volunteers, our aim is to preserve and share these unique artifacts, promoting wider understanding of some of the most significant civil engineering projects the city of Glasgow has ever seen.

The Archive was inspired by John M. Cullen (1928-2018) and was made real with the generous donation of his private archive of engineering and technical records.

The Glasgow Motorway Archive website seeks to provide a record of the planning, design, construction and subsequent development of the city's post war roads system. The social, economic and environmental issues associated with its construction are also considered.


Articles have been prepared from information contained within the Archive's extensive records and through continuous research. Firsthand accounts from engineers, planners, architects and others involved in the projects has provided further additional detail.

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