Tannochside is an area of Uddingston 8 miles south-east of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Although considered part of Uddingston, it lies within a separate local authority area. Tannochside is contained within the boundaries of North Lanarkshire council whereas the original village of Uddingston is in South Lanarkshire. Tannochside is between the Viewpark areas of Uddingston. Tannochside is part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation, it is debated as to where the borders lie between Tannochside and other nearby areas of Uddingston such as Viewpark and Birkenshaw. One suggested border is Aitkenhead Road, a main road which splits housing areas adjacent to Scotmid and a local water tower. Tannochside primary school is located in the west side of Viewpark and the local high school is Uddingston Grammar School near Uddingston Main Street, though many pupils attend Aitkenhead primary school, St. John The Baptist Primary School in Uddingston as well as Holy Cross High School in Hamilton and Cardinal Newman High School in Bellshill.
Tannochside Primary has a website. Several bus routes pass through Tannochside, the most frequent of which are the 240 First Bus service, which operates between Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow city centre and Coltness near Wishaw, the 241 Coakley service of a identical route; the closest railway station is Uddingston station located in the west side of Uddingston Main Street. The A8 dual carriageway/M8 motorway is located two miles to the north. A small shopping complex is located on the west side of Tannochside with a supermarket, take-aways, dentist, charity shop, other outlets. Nearby Uddingston main street has a range of retail outlets and services; the Glasgow East Showcase Cinema Complex is situated just 2 miles north of Tannochside near the A8 dual carriageway. There are major retailers based within the nearby Birkenshaw Trading Estate. List of places in North Lanarkshire
The Clyde Walkway is a foot and mountain bike path which runs from Glasgow, Scotland, to just above the UNESCO World Heritage site of New Lanark. The path runs close to the River Clyde for most of its length, it was completed in 2005, is now designated as one of Scotland's Great Trails by Scottish Natural Heritage. The route is 65 kilometres long, combines rural sections on the upper Clyde in South Lanarkshire, including the Clyde Valley Woodlands National Nature Reserve and the Falls of Clyde, with urban walking through the centre of Glasgow. About 155,000 people use the path every year, of; this section, 15 kilometres long, starts at Partick station and proceeds on the north bank of the River Clyde to Cambuslang Bridge. The bridge is a short distance from Cambuslang railway station; the path passes by a number of other long distance paths, including the Glasgow to Inverness National Cycle Route, the Kelvin Walkway and paths to Edinburgh and Greenock. The path passes a number of sites of interest.
For most of this section the path stays close to the River Clyde. It passes Bothwell Castle, David Livingstone Centre, the remains of Craighead Viaduct and Raith Haugh Nature Reserve; this section of the path ends at the Watersports Centre in Strathclyde Country Park. The nearest railway station is 1 mile away at Motherwell on both the West Coast Main Line and Argyle Line; this section is 14 kilometres in length. This section, 14 kilometres long, follows the north bank of the River Clyde through open country, it passes the Avon Walkway. The section ends at Cardies Bride, 5.1 kilometres from the closest train station at Wishaw. This 10 km section runs through attractive open countryside; this part of the Clyde Valley was famous for its greenhouses. Many remain; the path passes. This section ends at the village of Crossford. There are bus services to Lanark, to Hamilton; the nearest railway station is 5.6 kilometres away, uphill at Carluke. This section, 11 kilometres long, is arguably the most attractive section of the path.
The path proceeds through open country along the banks of the River Clyde. It first passes Stonybyres Hydroelectric Station; this was built in 1927. The falls here are 21 metres high and migrating salmon and sea trout cannot get any higher up the river. After passing Lanark the path enters the UNESCO World Heritage village of New Lanark; the village and mills were built in the 18th century to harness the power of the River Clyde to process cotton. It is now a restored industrial village in a rural setting. Beyond the village the path enters the Falls of Clyde Nature Reserve and passes the Bonnington Hydroelectric Station, the remaining three Falls of Clyde; the most spectacular of these is the 28-metre-high Corra Linn. The path ends in open countryside at the top fall, Bonnington Linn, where there is a dam to divert water to the power station. Lanark railway station is 1.5 miles from New Lanark. The station is one of the termini of the Argyle Line. South Lanarkshire Council, Leisure & Recreation Department.
The Clyde Walkway. Clyde Walkway Official Website Clyde Walkway guide and maps on Walkhighlands Annotated map of the Clyde Walkway
Glasgow City Council
Glasgow City Council, the local government body of the city of Glasgow, became one of the newly created single tier local authorities in 1996, under the Local Government etc. Act 1994, with boundaries somewhat different from those of the City of Glasgow district of the Strathclyde region: parts of the Cambuslang and Halfway and Rutherglen and Fernhill areas were transferred from the city area to the new South Lanarkshire council area; the district had been created in 1975 under the Local Government Act 1973 to include: the former county of the city of Glasgow and a number of areas within the county of Lanark: Cambuslang, part of a Carmunnock area and Baillieston, Garrowhill, Mount Vernon and Springboig. The early city was run by the old "Glasgow Town Council". In 1895, the Town Council became "The Corporation of the City of Glasgow", it retained this title until local government re-organisation in 1975, when it became "City of Glasgow District Council". In 1996, following the dissolution of Strathclyde Regional Council and Glasgow District Council, their responsibilities transferred to the new single-tier local authority Glasgow City Council.
The title Lord Provost of Glasgow, used now for the civic leader of the city council, has history dating from the 15th century. During World War I, the council was unique in the United Kingdom in appointing an official war artist, Frederick Farrell. Glasgow Corporation Transport was under the control of the Glasgow Corporation, ran the local buses and Glasgow Trams, until it was superseded by the Greater Glasgow Passenger Transport Executive on 1 June 1973. During the period of two tier local government, 1975 to 1996, Glasgow District Council was responsible for refuse collection, museums and housing, while Strathclyde Regional Council had responsibilities for policing, fire service, education, social work and transport; the city council established in 1996, took on the powers and responsibilities divided between councils of the Glasgow City district and the Strathclyde region. The council area borders onto East Dunbartonshire, East Renfrewshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire.
The council is ceremonially headed by the Lord Provost of Glasgow, elected to convene the council and perform associated tasks as a general civic leader and Lord Lieutenant. The current incumbent is Eva Bolander; the council's executive branch is headed by a Leader of the Council, the leader of the largest political grouping the Scottish National Party. The executive committee is formed of 19 members across all the elected parties proportionally, however this would have given the SNP a majority of 10 seats despite not gaining one through the election; the Greens proposed an amendment to add an additional seat for each party, making the SNP the biggest minority party. It was passed and so its composition of 23 seats is currently: The council consists of 85 councillors elected for a five-year term from 23 wards; these wards were introduced for the 2017 election, replacing those introduced in 2007, each returns three or four members by the single transferable vote system of election. This system was introduced by the Local Governance Act 2004, as a means of ensuring a reasonably proportionately representative outcome.
The most recent full council election took place on Thursday 4 May 2017. The Scottish National Party did not gain an overall majority. A new multi-member ward system was introduced for the 2017 council election: A previous multi-member ward system was introduced for the 2007 council election: Prior to the 2007 election, there were 79 councillors elected from 79 single-member wards by the plurality system of election; the result from this system in 2003 was 69 of the 79 councillors representing the Labour Party, although that party gained only around half the votes cast in the election to the council, the Scottish National Party represented by just four councillors, despite gaining some 20% of the votes. There were three Liberal Democrat councillors, one Conservative councillor, one Scottish Socialist Party councillor; the 1999 council election result was more skewed in terms of seats and overall vote share due to the voting system in use, with Labour receiving 74 seats from 49% of the vote and the SNP receiving 2 seats from 29%
Uddingston railway station
Uddingston railway station serves the town of Uddingston, South Lanarkshire, Scotland. The station is located on the Argyle Shotts Line. Passenger services are provided by Abellio ScotRail; the station was opened as Uddingston by the Clydesdale Junction Railway on 1 June 1849. Following nationalisation of the UK railway network in 1948, the station was renamed Uddingston Central by British Railways to avoid confusion with the nearby Glasgow, Bothwell and Coatbridge Railway station of the same name, renamed Uddingston East the following year, only to close in 1955. At some time prior to, or during, electrification of the Cathcart Circle Lines and the Clydesdale Junction Railway from Newton to Motherwell the station name reverted to Uddingston. Four coaches of the Mid-Day Scot derailed at the station on 17 June 1957. One person was killed and five were injured; the main entrance is located on Station Road. Passengers travel through the Ticket Office and the "Coffee Stop" to Platform 1. Platform 2 and the car park are accessible by a footbridge over the double line.
The station has received major investment in recent years funded by ScotRail, SPT and South Lanarkshire Council. Improvements include: £610,000 investment in more than doubling the amount of parking spaces and improving pedestrian access installation of an automatic ticket vending machine and renewal of ticketing system within booking office the opening of the "Coffee Stop" addition of hanging baskets and floral beds through working with the local community new station seating both on platforms and within the waiting room installation of state-of-the-art flat-screen Passenger Information System displays for both platforms and waiting area addition of accessible public toilets on Platform 1 addition of public telephone on Platform 1 refurbishment of the waiting room on Platform 1 to meet accessibility requirements including automatic doors and accessible ticket counter East and West Coast Main Line trains pass through the station to/from Glasgow Central but do not stop. Argyle Line services do however call every half-hour in each direction throughout the week.
These provided through links to Central Low Level via Rutherglen and onwards to Dalmuir via Yoker northbound and to Motherwell southbound. Following a major timetable recast associated with electrification of the Whifflet Line in December 2014 however, northbound trains now run to Central High Level every 30 minutes and southbound trains all proceed to Lanark via Bellshill & Shieldmuir. Passengers wishing to reach destinations on the routes via Central Low Level must change at Cambuslang or transfer between the main line and Low Level platforms at Central for onward connections; the hourly stoppers on the Shotts Line to Edinburgh Waverley serve the station. Butt, R. V. J.. The Directory of Railway Stations: details every public and private passenger station, halt and stopping place and present. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd. ISBN 978-1-85260-508-7. OCLC 60251199. Jowett, Alan. Jowett's Railway Atlas of Great Britain and Ireland: From Pre-Grouping to the Present Day. Sparkford: Patrick Stephens Ltd.
ISBN 978-1-85260-086-0. OCLC 22311137. RAILSCOT on Clydesdale Junction Railway RAILSCOT on Cleland and Midcalder Line
The Argyle Line is a suburban railway located in West Central Scotland. It connects the Lanarkshire towns of Lanark and Motherwell to West Dunbartonshire via central Glasgow using sub-surface running, it takes its name from Glasgow's Argyle Street, under which a significant section of the line runs via a cut-and-cover tunnel. The line was developed by Strathclyde Passenger Transport British Rail; the term "Argyle Line" is loosely used in two contexts: to describe an urban passenger train service. The train service extends beyond the Argyle Line infrastructure, connecting the suburban areas of North Clydeside with Motherwell and Lanark; the Glasgow Central Railway under central Glasgow had been opened in 1886, connecting the Lanarkshire and Dunbartonshire Railway at Maryhill Central and Stobcross Railway at Stobcross to the Lanarkshire and Ayrshire Railway near Kirkhill and Coatbridge Railway at Carmyle, Clydesdale Junction Railway and Polloc and Govan Railway at Rutherglen and Clydesdale Junction Railway at Newton.
The line closed in 1964. In November 1979, the Argyle Line was created, as joint venture by British Rail and the Strathclyde Passenger Transport Executive, by reopening most of the former route. However, the former Caledonian Railway route from Whiteinch was not to be re-opened, a new connection with the former North British Railway route via Hyndland was created, incorporating a grade-separated junction with the Queen Street Low Level route. A key part of the re-opening was the implementation of an intensive electrically operated passenger train service between Dalmuir and Milngavie, Motherwell and Lanark; the service west of Partick was to be integrated with the existing North Clyde services on the Queen Street Low Level line. Outside of Glasgow's central area, the train service used sections of the North Clyde and West Coast Main Line. Two stations were constructed for the re-opening of the line: Argyle Street. Due to its proximity to Glasgow Cross station, the latter was not re-opened. Exhibition Centre station.
On the central tunnel section, there are disused stations at Glasgow Green and at Glasgow Cross, both constructed by the Glasgow Central Railway. The frontage of Glasgow Green station was demolished in March 2012, whilst the entrance to Glasgow Cross station has been turned into ventilation ducts, visible from the traffic island between Trongate and London Road; the Larkhall Line was opened as an extension to Argyle Line services in December 2005 by First Minister Jack McConnell. The line was the reopening of the Coalburn Branch and Mid Lanark Lines of the Caledonian Railway and it begins at Haughhead Junction, just east of Hamilton Central. Stations are located at Chatelherault and Larkhall, where services terminate; the branch is single line throughout, with a crossing loop at Allanton. In 2006, Network Rail announced tentative proposals to electrify the Rutherglen - Whifflet section, as part of a £1.4bn upgrade to Scotland's railways. The main benefits of this scheme is to provide an enhanced frequency for the Whifflet-Central routes, reduce conflicting moves on the WCML, to provide an electric diversionary path for long distance WCML services.
Electrification would mean the Whifflet Line being added to the Argyle Line system with services through Glasgow Central Low Level to the western suburbs. This work was completed in time for the December 2014 timetable change and led to a timetable recast that saw Whifflet Line services replace those to/from Lanark in the service pattern through the core section via Central Low Level. On Mondays to Saturdays, the off peak service each hour is: two trains between Larkhall and Milngavie two trains between Lanark and Glasgow Central via Bellshill one train between Motherwell and Dalmuir via Blantyre and Yoker one train between Milngavie and Cumbernauld via Blantyre one train between Cumbernauld and Dalmuir via Blantyre and Yoker one train between Motherwell and Dalmuir via Whifflet and Singer one train between Whifflet and Dalmuir via SingerMost services terminating at Motherwell return in the'opposite' direction. I.e. a train from Blantyre continues via Whifflet and vice versa. On Sundays, the hourly service is: one train between Balloch via Whifflet and Yoker.
1 tph Motherwell - Dumbarton Central via Bellshill 1 tph Motherwell - Dumbarton Central via Blantyre 2 tph Motherwell - Partick via Bellshill 2 tph Motherwell - Partick via Blantyre 1 tph Milngavie - Lanark 2 tph Larkhall - Dalmuir via Singer 1 tph Motherwell - Milngavie via Blantyre 1 tph Lanark - Milngavie via Holytown and Blantyre 1 tph Motherwell - Dalmuir via Bellshill and Yoker 1 tph Lanark - Dalmuir via Shieldmuir and Yoker Peak Services to Coatbridge Central and Carstairs 2 tph Motherwell - Balloch via Blantyre and Yoker 1 tph Lanark - Milngavie via Shieldmuir and Bellshill 1 tph Motherwell - Milngavie via Bellshill 2 tph Larkhall - Dalmuir via Singer 1 tph Motherwell - Milngavie via Blantyre 1 tph Lanark - Milngavie via Holytown and Blantyre 1 tph Motherwell - Dalmuir via Bellshill and Yoker 1 tph Lanark - Dalmuir via Shieldmuir, Bellshi
Dalmuir is an area on the western side of Clydebank, in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. It was a separate settlement connected to a paper mill at Duntocher Burn, however expansion led to the area joining together with Clydebank, becoming part of the larger town, it is neighboured by the village of Old Kilpatrick, the Mountblow and Parkhall areas of Clydebank, as well as the town centre. It has Dalmuir railway station, on the North Clyde Line, its most well-known area is Dalmuir Park. Before being annexed to the growing shipbuilding town of Clydebank, early Dalmuir was a town in its own right and host to Richard Collins paper mill, which opened in 1747 on the banks of the Duntocher Burn; the William Beardmore and Company shipbuilding and engineering works attracted a large population to settle in the area. Part of their former site has been developed for the Golden Jubilee Hospital and the accompanying Beardmore Hotel and Conference Centre. John Baird I, a famous architect who worked on numerous buildings in Glasgow and around Scotland.
Robert Wilfred Scarff FRSE, pathologist Duncan Bannatyne is a Scottish entrepreneur and author Ian McAteer, the former gangster Neil Mitchell keyboard player for Wet Wet Wet Dalmuir Barclay Church is a congregation of the Church of Scotland, located in the Dalmuir area of Clydebank, a town in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland. The first church was Dalmuir Parish Church in 1894; the congregation met in the old Masonic Hall but subsequently moved to a 500-seat hall before moving again in 1903 to a new building on the corner of Dumbarton Road and Roberts Street. The next was Dalmuir West United Free Church, established in 1906 and became Church of Scotland in 1929, it was destroyed during the Clydebank Blitz. A replacement was built in Kimberley Street in Mountblow in the early 1950s and renamed Dalmuir Overtoun, it united with Dalmuir Parish Church in 1976 and the old Parish Church building was acquired for the Roman Catholic Church as Our Lady of Loretto Church. Dalmuir Overtoun united with the Old Kilpatrick Barclay in 1990 to become Dalmuir Barclay Church and a new church was built close to the site of the original Ross Memorial on Dumbarton Road, now at 1 Durban Avenue.
St Stephen's Church is a Roman Catholic church, established in 1907. The original church was destroyed in the Clydebank Blitz and the magnificent new structure, with its prominent bell tower, which opened on 28 September 1958, was designed by the architect Thomas Cordiner. Our Lady of Loretto Catholic Primary School St. Stephen's Catholic Primary School Clydemuir Primary, non-denominational
The United Kingdom the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, sometimes referred to as Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world; the Irish Sea lies between Great Ireland. With an area of 242,500 square kilometres, the United Kingdom is the 78th-largest sovereign state in the world, it is the 22nd-most populous country, with an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017. The UK is constitutional monarchy; the current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II, who has reigned since 1952, making her the longest-serving current head of state.
The United Kingdom's capital and largest city is London, a global city and financial centre with an urban area population of 10.3 million. Other major urban areas in the UK include Greater Manchester, the West Midlands and West Yorkshire conurbations, Greater Glasgow and the Liverpool Built-up Area; the United Kingdom consists of four constituent countries: England, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Their capitals are London, Edinburgh and Belfast, respectively. Apart from England, the countries have their own devolved governments, each with varying powers, but such power is delegated by the Parliament of the United Kingdom, which may enact laws unilaterally altering or abolishing devolution; the nearby Isle of Man, Bailiwick of Guernsey and Bailiwick of Jersey are not part of the UK, being Crown dependencies with the British Government responsible for defence and international representation. The medieval conquest and subsequent annexation of Wales by the Kingdom of England, followed by the union between England and Scotland in 1707 to form the Kingdom of Great Britain, the union in 1801 of Great Britain with the Kingdom of Ireland created the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
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