Habitat, once a byword for fashionable home furnishings, first arrived in Glasgow in 1973.

Design guru Terence Conran had some big ideas, and some even bigger prices, but it was the everyday items - giant paper lampshades, mugs, cushions, fondue sets, yucca plants, bean bags and the like - that made his fortune.

The Bothwell Street shop was once a Mecca for style-conscious Glaswegians.

The company later moved into the then new Buchanan Galleries, before retreating back to Bothwell Street in 2003.

In 2011, following a series of buy outs and takeovers, the curtains (pale blue, chintzy ones) finally came down for Habitat.

Looking at this picture, I'd quite forgotten the wee seated amphitheatre that sat above and behind the store, just below Alexander 'Greek' Thomson's magnificent Renfield Street church. I don't think I ever saw it used.

Today, the Habitat unit is used a gym.