Firhill Sawmills in Murano Street and MacFarlane’s Ruchill Sawmills in Shuna Street were both operating in 1878. The man shown might be working at either, or at the Western Sawmills at Firhill Timber Basin, built with the canal but greatly extended from 1848.

Ruchill Sawmills became part of Bryant and May’s match factory c.1918, and the Firhill Sawmills were the last to go in 1969.