Swinton, Glasgow

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Swinton
Swinton is located in Glasgow council area
Swinton
Swinton
Location within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS683647
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G69
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
UK
Scotland
Glasgow
55°51′27″N 4°06′20″W / 55.8574°N 4.1056°W / 55.8574; -4.1056Coordinates: 55°51′27″N 4°06′20″W / 55.8574°N 4.1056°W / 55.8574; -4.1056

Swinton is an eastern suburb of the Scottish city of Glasgow, north of the areas of Baillieston and Garrowhill and east of Springhill. It is now concurrent with the 19th century Easterhouse village (whereas the large housing scheme of the same name lies across the M8 motorway to the north of Swinton).[1] The hamlet of Swinton began to emerge with the building of cotton hand loom weavers' cottages in the early 1790s.

Easterhouse railway station gives direct access to the centre of Glasgow and regular local bus services run along Edinburgh Road to the south of the district.

Swinton Primary School serves the local area, and from here pupils attend Bannerman High School.

References

  1. ^ "Baillieston and Garrowhill". The Glasgow Story. Retrieved 1 December 2017.
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