Shooglie Buildings

The Shooglie buildings stood on West Main Street. 

The staircase that led to the first floor butted against the kerb.  When particularly heavy vehicles on Main Street passed by, it vibrated, giving them the nick-name 'The Shooglie Buildings'.

They were situated opposite the Bucks Head Tavern, and crowds gathered around them when William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army arrived in Armadale in his car.

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William Booth, Salvation Army Founder on his visit to Armadale

William Booth, Salvation Army Founder on his visit to Armadale

Arch at Shooglie Buildings built by Jessie Inglis' relatives

Arch at Shooglie Buildings built by Jessie Inglis' relatives

The shooglie buildings in 1895

The shooglie buildings in 1895