Johnstoun

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Johnstoun
Johnstoun is locatit in Renfrewshire
Johnstoun
Johnstoun
Location within Renfrewshire
Population15,687 [1]
OS grid referenceNS434628
Cooncil aurie
Lieutenancy aurie
KintraScotland
Sovereign stateUnitit Kinrick
Post tounJOHNSTONE
Postcode destrictPA5
Diallin code01505
PoliceScots
FireScots
AmbulanceScots
EU PairlamentScotland
UK Pairlament
Scots Pairlament
List of places
UK
Scotland
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 miles wast o Paisley an twal miles 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 Houston, 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