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Kelvinside Hillhead, Church of Scotland parish church for the Hillhead, Kelvinside and Kirklee areas.jpg

Kelvinside Hillhead, Church of Scotland parish church, 2018
Kelvinside is located in Glasgow council area
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS559680
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG12
Dialling code0141
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°53′01″N 4°18′19″W / 55.883524°N 4.305299°W / 55.883524; -4.305299Coordinates: 55°53′01″N 4°18′19″W / 55.883524°N 4.305299°W / 55.883524; -4.305299

Kelvinside is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated north of the River Clyde and is bounded by Broomhill, Dowanhill and Hyndland to the south with Kelvindale and the River Kelvin to the north. It is an affluent area of Glasgow, with large Victorian villas and terraces.

As with Morningside, Edinburgh, residents are sometimes said to have a "pan loaf" accent, i.e. an affected one. This often leads to jokes about a "Kelvinsaide" accent. Both of these areas were featured in an advert for ScotRail.[1]

Kelvinside railway station was on the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway, but is now closed.

Kelvinside is home to Kelvinside Academy, a private school situated on the corner of Kirklee Road and Bellshaugh Road.

At the corner of Kirklee Road and Great Western Road is a shop called Churchill's. Churchill's began life as a green hut just a little bigger than an average-sized garage. It was known by locals as the "Greenie". In the 1990s it was replaced by a new two-storey stone building, with a flat in the upper floor and a shop on the ground floor. Although clad with brown stained wood, it is still referred to as the Greenie.

The local Church of Scotland parish churches (serving Kelvinside and parts of adjacent areas) are Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church and St. John's Renfield Church. The local Roman Catholic church is St. Gregory's.

Notable buildings

Great Western Terrace, designed by Alexander "Greek" Thomson, is situated on Great Western Road. Westbourne Terrace, also designed by Thomson, is situated on Hyndland Road.

Notable people


  1. ^ Glasgow Vs Edinburgh - ScotRail TV commercial