Danzielstoun

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Danzielstoun
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Danzielstoun (fae Reidvale St on the left)
Danzielstoun is locatit in Scotland
Danzielstoun
Danzielstoun
Location within Scotland
Population10,530 
OS grid referenceNS614653
Cooncil area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glesga
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounGLASGOW
Postcode destrictG31
Diallin code0141
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
Leet o places
UK
Scotland
55°51′39″N 4°12′58″W / 55.8609°N 4.2161°W / 55.8609; -4.2161Coordinates: 55°51′39″N 4°12′58″W / 55.8609°N 4.2161°W / 55.8609; -4.2161

Danzielstoun's ae maistly residential destrict 1 mile East fae George Square in Glesga, Scotland.

Airt[eedit | eedit soorce]

It is fund north o the River Clyde an ane mile east fae Glesga's principal square, George Square, an is in the ceety's east end. Danzielstoun, conseestin o ae few wee'er neebourheids - Milnbank tae the north, 'The Drives' in the centre o the aurie an Bellgrove sooth o Duke Street.

Heestory[eedit | eedit soorce]

No able tae attract the middle-cless fowk intendit bi hit's oreegonal makkars, hit estaiblishit hitsel lik ae respectable wirkin cless aurie fur faimlies. Efter the seicont warld war, the aurie's Victorian tenements war replenishit an stendit insteid o bein replacit wi heich-rise modrenist blunks lik in ither wirkin-cless destricts sic as neebourin auries lik Calton an Parkheid, an 'is, pit thegither wi ae proximity tae the ceety centre an Caledonian an Strathclyde uiniversities, haes contreebutit tae hits replenishin in mair recent years; loads o it's mony o its residents are students an young perfsisionals nou.

Hoosin[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tho maisly conseestin o tenements, the Victorian villaes an sitooteries tae the wast (taewarts the ceety centre) exponds pairt o Alexander Danzielstoun's stairtin plan fur the hale aurie.

Transport[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict is sert bi Alexandra Parade, Duke Street an Bellgrove railwey stations (aw on the North Clyde Line) alangsyde loads ae bus routes, offerin transport tae the ceety centre an tawart the wastren suburbs.

Eddication[eedit | eedit soorce]

Thare ur thrie main primarie schuils in the greater Danzielstoun aurie (no coontin Haghill): Golfhill Primary, oreeginally on Circus Drive but hoosit nou wi'in the main biggin o Whitehill Secondarie School (the oreeginal schuil biggin is still staundin, hounaiver, is derelict still cause ae halth an saufetie raisons. The schuil wis biggit on the site o ae fillt quarrel an 'is haes led tae massive structural problems), Alexandra Parade Primary School on Armadale Street an St Denis' RC Primary School on Meadowpark Street.

The ainly secondarie schuil in the aurie is Whitehill Secondarie Schuil thit is maistly attendit bi pupils fae Golfhill Primarie, Alexandra Parade Primarie an Haghill Primarie. Syne it's no ae denominational schuil, maist o the pupils fae St Denis' muive tae St Mungo's Academy on Crownpoint Road, Gallaegate, insteid.

Public librars[eedit | eedit soorce]

Danzielstoun haes ane o Glasgow's oreeginal Carnegie libraries an aw, glegly designed in the Edwardian Baroque style bi James Robert Rhind.

Pairks[eedit | eedit soorce]

Danzielstoun haes ae lairge Victorian pairk, cried Alexandra Pairk, that is boondit bi the M8/M80, Cumbernauld Rd & Provan Road. The Pairk teuk its name fae Princess Alexandra o Denmark, the wife o the future Keeng Edward VII o the Unitit Kinrick, this offeecially appent the Pairk in 1870. The pairk wis estaiblisht in 1866 whan the City Impruivement Trustees boucht Alexandra Pairk fae Mr Walter Stewart o Haghill unner speicial pouers gien tae thaim bi legislation. Mr Alexander Danzielstoun, the awner o the titchin estate o Golfhill, gied 5 acre (20,000 m2) o land tae the Ceety Improvement Trustees. 'Is grund wis seetuatit near the sooth-wast kunyie nixt tae Alexandra Parade, that is nou the principal pedestrian entrance.

The pairk's hame tae ae 40 feet (12 m) cast-iron Walter MacFarlane Saracen Foontain thit wis gien tae the ceety efter the 1901 Internaitional Exhibition an steyed pit in Kelvingrove Pairk fur 12 year efter the exheebeetion. In 1914, Glesga Corporation teuk the decision tae muive the peice o industrial airchitectur tae its location the nou. The foontain wis sortit tae its umwhile sel in 2000.

Aquatic sports[eedit | eedit soorce]

Whitehill Pool wis appent in 1978 an is skart wi the schuil neebourin it. It gies ae 25m puil, ae wee learin puil, fitness suite, halth suite an spectator gallery wi owwer 200 seat an is seetuatit on Onslow Drive

Airt galleries[eedit | eedit soorce]

Duke Street rinnin throu Danzielstoun aurie, flankit bi reid sandstane tenements wi shops (2008)

Mairket Gallerie, an airtist-ran contemporarie airt gallery, is on Duke Street an spreid ower thrie shops. WASPS airtists' studios, ae charity providin affuirdable studio space tae uphaud up tae 750 airtist, is locatit on Hanson Street.

Retail faceelities[eedit | eedit soorce]

The commuinitie is served bi twa shoppin auries on Duke Street an Alexandra Parade. Thare are twa supermairkets an twa lang-estaiblishit Italian delicatessens an aw. Awtho the fortunes o local businesses hiv been sindry ower the years, mair recentl-lik ae clear upturn in the nummer o independent retail an leisure premises hiv been kythin.[1]

Demographics[eedit | eedit soorce]

In ae 2004 census the aurie haed ae population o rouchly 10,530.

Releegion[eedit | eedit soorce]

The aurie haes ae big-up o kirks, includin the Kirk o Scotland, Roman Catholic (includin Oor Lady o Good Counsel, designed bi faur ben Modren architects Gillespie, Kidd & Coia), Baptist, Salvation Airmy, independent Evangelical kirks, Plymouth Brethren, Charismatic, ane Scottish Episcopal Kirk an ae Christadelphian presence.[2]

In 2007 it wis decidit thit the twa Kirk o Scotland kirk-fowk, ennistoun Blackfriars an Danzielstoun Cetral kirks, wad git thegither tae mak the Danzielstoun New Parish Kirk. This wis follaein lang vacances datin fae 2000 (Danzielstoun Blackfriars) an 2004 (Danzielstoun Central).

Alexander Danzielstoun

Faur ben fowk[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • James Livingstone Begg, geologist
  • Hugh Brown, Labour Pairty M.P thit earnt the 'Red Clydesider' title
  • Jon Campbell, producer (The Time Frequency)
  • Stuart Cosgrove, broadcaster
  • Rikki Fulton, entertainer
  • Jack House, jurnalist an author
  • Ford Kiernan, comic
  • Lulu, sangster bigg up in ae tap fluir flat o 29 Garfield Street
  • Charles Rennie Mackintosh, airchitect, designer an airtist
  • Jimmy Mason, fitba player
  • William Miller, makar (author o Wee Willie Winkie)
  • Dorothy Paul, entertainer
  • Willie Sharp, fitba player

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Evening Times: The New Eastenders, Publication date 06/03/08". Retrieved 12 Mairch 2007.
  2. "Glasgow Central Christadelphians". Retrieved 29 Mey 2007.

External links[eedit | eedit soorce]

Media relatit tae Danzielstoun at Wikimedia Commons