I lived in Drylaw and went to St. Davidís school in 1975 and it wasnít as bad then as it was about 5 years later. The drugs epidemic made it massively worse. All the ground floor houses were getting broken into all the time to the point that people just moved out and then they had to start boarding up the windows. At that point they were broken into again and used for shooting up or dealing. It wasnít til about 1983/4 that the council spent millions on the area putting pitch roofs on everything and then started selling them off to owner occupiers. It got a lot better again after that.
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