8 Ruthven Lane, Glasgow. G12 9BG. Tel: 0141 334 7165.
The Back Alley. 1980s.
The Back Alley was popular with students and folk from the west end back in the 80s. It still a very popular drinking place in Ashton Lane but under a different name. “Stravaigin.”
Stravaigin is an old Scots word meaning to wander in an idly manner.
Back Alley advert 1978.
Back Alley: For the cheapest and best Hamburger in town. We’ve got a brand new menu with steaks, chilli and all things American. So if you want a good meal at a reasonable price come into Back Alley and bring your own wine we don’t charge corkage.
Stravaigin 2. 2006.
The original Stravaigin.
Now called The Hanoi Bike Shop, Vietnamese restaurant.
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