Johnstoun

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Johnstoun
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Population15,687 [1]
OS grid referenceNS434628
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KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounJOHNSTONE
Postcode destrictPA5
Diallin code01505
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UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
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55°50′05″N 4°30′10″W / 55.83461°N 4.50272°W / 55.83461; -4.50272Coordinates: 55°50′05″N 4°30′10″W / 55.83461°N 4.50272°W / 55.83461; -4.50272

Johnstoun (Scots Gaelic: Baile Iain)[2] is a toun in Renfrewshire in the wast Middle Lawlands o Scotland. The toun is three mile wast o Paisley an twal mile wast o Glesga ceety centur. In 2001 it haed 15,687 indwallers.

The toun wis a planned community shapit in the hint-end o the 18t centurie by local Laird George Ludovic Houstoun, who held an estate in the toun, the remains o whilk is kent as Johnstoun Castle. Industrial growthe brung coal minin, threid-makin an cotton weavin tae Johnstoun, makin it bouk hantle.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Renfrewshire Community Website – Johnstone
  2. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba ~ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland