Anti-racism campaigners have renamed streets in the centre of Glasgow that have links to the slave trade.
In several streets, signs with a black background and white font have appeared alongside the originals, as activists replace the names of tobacco lords and slave trade ownerswith those of black activists, slaves and people killed by police officers.
Cochrane Street – named after Andrew Cochrane, an 18th-century tobacco lord – has been retitled Sheku Bayoh Street.
Sheku Bayoh died in 2015 in police custody in Scotland aged 32 after he was restrained by officers responding to a call in Kirkcaldy.
His sister – who is a nurse – said her family would have attended planned demonstrations in Scotland this weekend but the danger of spreading coronavirus is “still too great”.
Buchanan Street, named after a slave owner, was renamed George Floyd Street, however the sign has now been removed.
Rosa Parks Street has been suggested as an alternative for Wilson Street – after the American civil rights activist.
Floyd, an African-American, died after a white police officer knelt on his knee in Minneapolis on 25 May. His death has sparked days of protest around the world.
The Glasgow street name changes come after more than 11,500 people signed a petition to rename streets named after slave owners.
The petition states: “I think it’s important to take these tobacco lords off the pedestal they seemingly stand on and instead recognise other Scottish activists who are deserving of such esteem.”