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Craigend is located in Glasgow council area
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS650667
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG33 5
Dialling code0141
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°52′28″N 4°09′33″W / 55.874489°N 4.159289°W / 55.874489; -4.159289

Craigend is a neighbourhood in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated north of the River Clyde, immediately west of Garthamlock, east of Hogganfield Park and Ruchazie and separated from Cranhill and Queenslie to the south by the M8 motorway (Junction 11 of which directly serves the area). An area of open ground (Cardowan Moss nature reserve) is to the north. The local landmarks are two water towers, which are illuminated at night.[1]

Tenements at Glenraith Square

In the 1970s and 1980s Craigend was considered a high amenity area due to the large number of back and front door houses, compared to tenements in the neighbouring areas of Ruchazie and Garthamlock.[2] The building fabric of Craigend is now somewhat poorer than these areas which as they have been revigorated and rebuilt[3] as part of the city's East End regeneration scheme.

Craigend has three schools, Sunnyside and Avenue End (which are non-denominational) and St Rose of Lima (Roman Catholic).


  1. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Glasgow, Craigend, Waterworks, Garthamlock Water Tower (277723)". Canmore.
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Glasgow, Garthamlock. Oblique aerial view (1990) (1875773)". Canmore.
  3. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "Glasgow, Bavelaw Street, Garthamlock Scheme (674846)". Canmore.