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Wyndford
High flats at Wyndford Road (geograph 2057121).jpg

Wyndford flats (2010, prior to refurbishment)
Wyndford is located in Glasgow council area
Wyndford
Wyndford
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS566684
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG20 8
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow
55°53′16″N 4°17′30″W / 55.8879°N 4.2918°W / 55.8879; -4.2918Coordinates: 55°53′16″N 4°17′30″W / 55.8879°N 4.2918°W / 55.8879; -4.2918

Wyndford is an area of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Located two miles (three kilometres) northwest of the city centre in Maryhill, Wyndford is bounded by Maryhill Road to the north and the River Kelvin to the south. The area comprises council housing that is typical of that which was built throughout Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s. The houses are now either privately owned or mainly run by Cube housing association.[1] The community is represented by the Wyndford Tenants Union.[2][3][4]

It is built on the site of the former Glasgow city barracks, hence many local people colloquially refer to the area as "the Barracks". These barracks were built in 1872 when the Glasgow barracks were moved from the city's east end to this site, despite the fact that Maryhill was technically not part of the city at the time, as it was then a politically independent burgh. It was home to the Highland Light Infantry. After the barracks closed in 1960, the site was chosen for the Wyndford housing scheme (the Glaswegian term for housing estate).[5] The former barrack's walls and gatehouse are still in place, and they form a perimeter around the Wyndford estate. The nearby Walcheren Barracks maintains a vestigial link to the Army in the area.

The footballers Charlie Nicholas and Jim Duffy are both originally from the Wyndford area.

It was an area of support for the Glasgow school closures protest, 2009.[6]

See also

References

  1. ^ [1] Wyndford Estate
  2. ^ "Wyndford Residents Association | Website for the WRA. Representing tenants and home-owners in Wyndford". Wyndfordresidents.wordpress.com. 21 December 2011. Retrieved 17 July 2016.
  3. ^ "Wyndford Tenants Union - Nothing is too good for the Wyndford". Living Rent. 19 March 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  4. ^ "Wyndford organisations merge to create new tenants union". Scottish Housing News. 25 March 2019. Retrieved 3 August 2019.
  5. ^ Wyndford, 1967, Virtual Mitchell
  6. ^ "UK | Scotland | Glasgow, Lanarkshire and West | Rally backing for school sit-in". BBC News. 4 April 2009. Retrieved 17 July 2016.