Bellahouston


Bellahouston

Bellahouston (Gaelic: "Baile Hùisdein") is a residential suburb in the southwest of the Scottish city of Glasgow. It borders Govan, Cardonald, Mosspark and Craigton.

History

The Empire Exhibition, Scotland 1938 was held in Bellahouston Park and attracted over 13 million people.

On 1 June 1982, Bellahouston Park was visited by Pope John Paul II as part of his Scottish tour. Almost 300,000 people turned up to hear him perform Mass. A White wall was put in place to Remember the visit of Pope John Paul II

Bellahouston Park contains several sports facilities, including the Palace of Art Sports for Excellence Centre, Bellahouston Sports Centre and the Glasgow Ski Centre (which is also home to Bellahouston Road Runners). The park also contains "House for an Art Lover" by world renowned architect, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, on which construction was completed in 1996. It was also the site of the futuristic Art Deco skyscraper, the Tate tower, which was completed in 1938, but was subsequently demolished. Also Bellahouston has the sport complex centre Bellahouston Sport Centre which has been renovated twice since the two accidents concerning fire. The latest revamp finished in 2001 means the centre now contains : Health Suite • Fitness Suite • Dance Studio • Main Pool • Leisure Pool • Flume • Outdoor Pool • Baby Pool • 2 x 5-court Sports Halls • Function Room • Gymnastics Centre • Crëche & Soft Play • Cafeteria • 2 Squash Courts. The swimming pools being the most notable new addition.

Rail

*Bellahouston railway station on the Paisley Canal Line.


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