Garrowhill
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Houses on Florida Gardens
Garrowhill is located in Glasgow council area
Garrowhill
Garrowhill
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Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG69 6
Dialling code0141
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55°51′06″N 4°07′28″W / 55.8517°N 4.1244°W / 55.8517; -4.1244Coordinates: 55°51′06″N 4°07′28″W / 55.8517°N 4.1244°W / 55.8517; -4.1244

Garrowhill (Scots: Garraehill[1] or Garrahull, Scottish Gaelic: An Cnoc Garbh)[2] is a residential area within the wider Baillieston suburb of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated approximately 7 miles (11 km) east of the city centre.

History

Garrowhill was developed as a residential area in the mid-1930s, built as a housing development neighbouring the then village of Baillieston.[3][4]

Garrowhill was brought within Glasgow's city boundaries in 1975 along with Baillieston, under the terms of the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1973.[3]

View looking south over Garrowhill Park (2002)
View looking south over Garrowhill Park (2002)

Although sometimes considered separate from Baillieston, Garrowhill along with Swinton, Springhill and Barrachnie falls within the Baillieston Ward of Glasgow City Council.

Schools

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The local primary school is Garrowhill Primary School, located on Bakewell Road. The school is part of the Bannerman Learning Community. Both schools are involved with local charities to combat child poverty, crime, alcohol and drug problems commonly associated with Glasgow's East End.

Transport

Garrowhill is well connected with the city centre by local buses and trains. Garrowhill railway station is on the North Clyde Line between Shettleston and one before Easterhouse, with frequent trains through Glasgow Queen Street; the journey from Garrowhill to Queen Street takes approximately 12 minutes. Trains also run from Garrowhill in the opposite direction, through Coatbridge and Airdrie to Edinburgh Waverley.

Garrowhill is located close to the M8 motorway.

References

  1. ^ The Online Scots Dictionary
  2. ^ List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland Archived 22 January 2013 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b "Baillieston and Garrowhill". The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
  4. ^ "Baillieston and District Memories: Garrowhill [archive version]". Monklands Memories. Archived from the original on 14 April 2019. Retrieved 26 March 2018.