The views of a Glasgow doctor on the living conditions of the Irish immigrant population are heard in this audio extract.

First broadcast:
4 March 2004

Students could listen to the extract and be asked to recall details in subsequent paired activity. Pupils could connect this extract with other source material to produce a response describing life for the poor in Glasgow in the mid-nineteenth century. The main task might well be a written account that combines and links evidence requiring description and explanation. It could also be developed creatively through art or role-play. An extension might be to place this source against written and visual sources available to consider its relevance.