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Yoker

Shops in Yoker
Yoker
Yoker
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS513692
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
CountryScotland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG14
Dialling code0141
PoliceScotland
FireScottish
AmbulanceScottish
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow
55°53′18″N 4°22′41″W / 55.888218°N 4.378192°W / 55.888218; -4.378192Coordinates: 55°53′18″N 4°22′41″W / 55.888218°N 4.378192°W / 55.888218; -4.378192

Yoker (Scottish Gaelic: An Eochair) is an area of Glasgow, Scotland, on the northern bank of the Clyde east of Clydebank, 5 miles (8 kilometres) west of the city centre. From the fourteenth century, the Renfrew Ferry has linked Yoker with Renfrew on the south bank. Although shipbuilding has declined, the nearby Yarrows shipyard, now owned by BAE Systems, is still in operation.

The name is an Anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic Eochair meaning a river bank.[1]

Motor vehicles and tramcars were also manufactured in Yoker, which is now an operations centre for the North Clyde Line, part of Glasgow's suburban rail network. Yoker railway station has services on the Argyle and North Clyde lines.

The comedy series Limmy's Show featured a sketch in which perpetually-stoned Dee Dee Durie travelled to Yoker on a whim, finding the experience an exciting and terrifying adventure rather than a mundane bus journey. [2]

References

  1. ^ "Search Results: Yoker". Gaelic Place-names of Scotland. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Episode 2, Series 2, Limmy's Show - BBC Two". BBC. Retrieved 12 July 2018.