History UsefulNotes / GreaterGlasgow

31st Jan '17 3:41:24 PM JohnPrestwick
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Of the 1.2`million inhabitants, about half live in the City of Glasgow itself. The other council areas that make up Greater Glasgow are North Lanarkshire to the east, South Lanarkshire to the southeast, Renfrewshire to the southwest, West Dunbartonshire to the northeast and East Dunbartonshire to the north.

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Of the 1.2`million inhabitants, about half live in the City of Glasgow itself. The other council areas that make up contains parts of Greater Glasgow are are: North Lanarkshire to the east, South Lanarkshire to the southeast, East Renfrewshire to the southwest, Renfrewshire to the west, West Dunbartonshire to the northeast northwest and East Dunbartonshire to the north.


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''Coatbridge''

Located due east of Glasgow in North Lanarkshire. Was once described by Creator/FrankieBoyle as being "like Film/BladeRunner without the special effects". Known for pioneering many technological advances in industry, particularly ironmaking. It also pioneered industrial decline. This began when the coal was exhausted in the 1930s, long before it set in anywhere else.
29th Sep '16 12:20:25 PM JohnPrestwick
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Of the 1.2`million inhabitants, about half live in the City of Glasgow itself. The other council areas that make up Greater Glasgow are North Lanarkshire to the east, South Lanarkshire to the southeast, Renfrewshire to the southwest, West Dunbartonshire to the northeast and East Dunbartonshire to the north.
14th May '15 8:33:11 AM unclejack
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Located about 10 miles south of the City Centre. Started life as a small village but was named Scotland's first New Town in 1947, and was subsequently developed to cope with the population overspill caused by [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Blitz]]. As a result, it was considered quite a trendy place to live in TheSixties, however it's since become a bit tired and worn out. Nicknamed "Polomint City" for its proliferation of roundabouts and home to Scotland's largest shopping centre. A few famous residents over the years have been [[Series/GameofThrones Kate]] [[Film/{{Prometheus}} Dickie]], TV presenters Lorraine Kelly, Kirsty Young and Aztec Camera frontman Roddy Frame.

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Located about 10 miles south of the City Centre. Started life as a small village but was named Scotland's first New Town in 1947, and was subsequently developed to cope with the population overspill caused by [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Blitz]]. As a result, it was considered quite a trendy place to live in TheSixties, however it's since become a bit tired and worn out. Nicknamed "Polomint City" for its proliferation of roundabouts and home to Scotland's largest shopping centre. A few famous residents over the years have been [[Series/GameofThrones Kate]] [[Film/{{Prometheus}} Dickie]], Creator/KateDickie, TV presenters Lorraine Kelly, Kirsty Young and Aztec Camera frontman Roddy Frame.
21st Oct '13 11:39:10 PM nombretomado
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A New Town in North Lanarkshire. Childhood home (not quite birthplace, they moved when he was six months old) of CraigFerguson, who once told an Edinburgh audience that the key to understanding Cumbernauld is that the residents want to move to Glasgow.

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A New Town in North Lanarkshire. Childhood home (not quite birthplace, they moved when he was six months old) of CraigFerguson, Creator/CraigFerguson, who once told an Edinburgh audience that the key to understanding Cumbernauld is that the residents want to move to Glasgow.
20th May '13 7:29:20 AM SuperTroper
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Immediately west of the City Centre. Made up of lots of lovely Georgian townhouses that have since been converted into plush offices, so very few people actually live there.

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Immediately west of the City Centre. Made up of lots of lovely Georgian townhouses that have since been converted into plush offices, so very few people actually live there.
20th May '13 7:28:49 AM SuperTroper
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''Blythswood Hill''

Immediately west of the City Centre. Made up of lots of lovely Georgian townhouses that have since been converted into plush offices, so very few people actually live there.

''Knightswood''

A suburban area that also includes Blairdardie. Home to the Dance School of Scotland, a government-funded performing arts school in the vein of LaGuardia Arts in New York.
18th May '13 10:10:55 AM MarkLungo
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Much like UsefulNotes/{{London}}, UsefulNotes/{{Glasgow}} has been sprawling further and further outwards, incorporating various villages and towns as it goes. Unlike London, however, most of the area considered to be "Greater Glasgow" is in a number of different local authorities.

!! The City Centre

Located on the north bank of the River Clyde and bounded by the M8, Glasgow's City Centre has a grid structure, unlike a lot of others in the UK.

!! Everywhere Else

'''North of The River Clyde'''

''Kelvinside''

->"My loafers are pan, I'm a Kelvin-bred man."
->--'''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-t04qzYLzoc Victor and Barry]]'''

A western area known for yuppies and its posh, "pan-loaf" accent.

'''South of The River Clyde'''

'''New Towns and Other Bits of Suburban Miscellanea'''

''Blantyre''

''Bothwell''

Wealthy southern suburb near Hamilton. Home to footballers and fancy restaurants.

''Cumbernauld''

->"What's it called?"
->"[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ytjg627OGrU CUMBERNAULD!]]"

A New Town in North Lanarkshire. Childhood home (not quite birthplace, they moved when he was six months old) of CraigFerguson, who once told an Edinburgh audience that the key to understanding Cumbernauld is that the residents want to move to Glasgow.

''East Kilbride''

Located about 10 miles south of the City Centre. Started life as a small village but was named Scotland's first New Town in 1947, and was subsequently developed to cope with the population overspill caused by [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII The Blitz]]. As a result, it was considered quite a trendy place to live in TheSixties, however it's since become a bit tired and worn out. Nicknamed "Polomint City" for its proliferation of roundabouts and home to Scotland's largest shopping centre. A few famous residents over the years have been [[Series/GameofThrones Kate]] [[Film/{{Prometheus}} Dickie]], TV presenters Lorraine Kelly, Kirsty Young and Aztec Camera frontman Roddy Frame.

''Hamilton''

''Uddingston''

Bothwell's downmarket neighbour. Home to the Tunnock's factory - You can smell the marshmallows as you drive past it.
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