Ticketed Houses & Single Ends:

Scotland's major problem in the 19th century was housing. In 1841, more than a third of Scotland's families – more than a million people – lived in one room. 8,000 had rooms with no windows. By 1870, 34% of Glaswegians lived in single rooms. Social historian Michael Donnelly tells us how his Irish immigrant grandfather progressed from lodgings to rented homes. He explains how the authorities kept over crowding in check by 'ticketing' houses and what life was like for his grandparents living in a 'single-end'.