- Clarkston, East Renfrewshire
Clarkston Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chlarc Scots: Clairkstoun
Clarkston shown within East Renfrewshire
Population 4,778  OS grid reference Council area East Renfrewshire Lieutenancy area Renfrewshire Country Scotland Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town GLASGOW Postcode district G76 Dialling code 0141 Police Strathclyde Fire Strathclyde Ambulance Scottish EU Parliament Scotland UK Parliament East Renfrewshire Scottish Parliament Eastwood List of places: UK • Scotland •
Clarkston (Scots: Clairkstoun, Scottish Gaelic: Baile Chlarc) is a small town in East Renfrewshire, Scotland. Although it is administratively outside nearby Glasgow, Clarkston is geographically an outer suburb of the city and part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation.
It is a small, affluent area, population 4,778 (in 2001). The district borders the other Eastwood suburbs of Giffnock, Busby and Netherlee, and is served by Clarkston railway station on the Glasgow South Western Line branch to East Kilbride.
On 21 October 1971 the shopping centre was the scene of the Clarkston explosion, which killed 22 people and injured around 100.
In 2006, plans were, despite numerous objections, approved to build a public house by Clarkston toll, putting an end to the "dry area" which has made Clarkston unique.
Giffnock Stamperland Castlemilk (Glasgow) White Cart Water / Carmunnock (Glasgow) Clarkston Newton Mearns Waterfoot Busby
Pop musicians associated with Clarkston include former Thin Lizzy and Motörhead guitarist Brian "Robbo" Robertson who was born locally. Stuart Murdoch and David Wilde, of Glaswegian bands Belle and Sebastian and Altered Images respectively, grew up in the area. Opera director David McVicar also comes from Clarkston.
Co-founder of Interflora Joe Dobson lived in Eaglesham Road, Clarkston from 1927-1942 in a house called "Kings Down".
- ^ 2001 Census results for Clarkston
- ^ List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland
- ^ Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland
- ^ 17 Clarkston v East Renfrewshire.xls
- ^ Overview of Alistair MacLean.Gazeteer of Scotland.Accessed on 12 November 2008
East Renfrewshire Towns Villages Other settlements and suburbs See also Website: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
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