Knightswood


Knightswood

Knightswood is a district in Glasgow, containing 4 areas: Knightswood North or High Knightswood, Knightswood South or Scotstounhill, Knightswood Park and Blairdardie. A suburban area, it is a grid of houses. It has a golf course [ [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/Activities/Golf/knightswoodgolfcourse.htm Knightswood Golf Course] ] and park, and good transport links with the rest of the city. Garscadden and Scotstounhill railway stations serve Low Knightswood while Westerton station serves High Knightswood. The area was mainly constructed in the 1920s and 1930s on garden suburb principles [ [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/9845E41E-2F85-4A3A-85A0-7C1E27DD585C/0/Knightswood.pdf Glasgow Council Knightswood leaflet] ] . Housing is mainly of cottage flat and semi-detached types, and is similar to other parts of the city such as Mosspark in the South Side and Carntyne in the East End, constructed around the same period.

Council Wards

Ward 13 Garscadden/Scotstounhill [ [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/FFA2F523-A42C-45AF-97CC-0603B39616F8/0/Ward13GarscaddenScotstounhill.pdf Glasgow City Council Ward 13] ] covers most of Knightswood

The Councillors for this multi member ward are:

Bailie Elizabeth Cameron, Councillor Graeme Hendry, Bailie Jean McFadden and Councillor Paul Rooney [ [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/FFA2F523-A42C-45AF-97CC-0603B39616F8/0/Ward13GarscaddenScotstounhill.pdf Glasgow City Council Ward 13] ] .

Community Events

Glasgow City Council have initiated Knightswood Park Gala Day [ [http://www.clyde1.com/community/communitycalendar.asp?DATE=12/07/2008 Clyde 1 radio Community Calendar] ] , an event for council and community groups in the area. The event on July 12th 2008 was supported by Glasgow City Council, Strathclyde Fire Brigade, local churches (St David's Church of Scotland and Knightswood Baptist Church [ [http://www.knightswoodbaptist.org/ Knightswood Baptist Church] ] ) and local clubs [ [http://www.knightswood-boats.co.uk/page15a.html Knightswood Model Boat Club] ] [ [http://ayeready.wordpress.com/2007/04/29/whats-on/ Strathclyde Fire Brigade Preservation Group blog] ] .

Facilities in Knightswood

Knightswood caters for its residents with a swimming pool, community centre [ [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/YourCommunity/CommunityFacilities/Councilmanagedcommunityfacilities.htm Glasgow Community Centres] ] , library [ [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Library_Services/Your_Local_Library/knightswoodlibrary.htm Knightswood Library] ] , secondary [ [http://www.st-thomasaquinas-sec.glasgow.sch.uk/ St. Thomas Aquinas Secondary] ] and primary schools. Knightswood Secondary School is also home to the Dance School of Scotland [ [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/GoingtoSchool/Secondary/Schools/Non-Denominational/knightswoodsecondaryanddanceschoolofscotland.htm Knightswood Secondary incl Dance School of Scotland] ] . Shopping in Knightswood can be done in many places, mostly in Knightswood Shopping Centre, an area comprising around 10 shops. There are also some shops on Alderman Road, both at Dyke Road and near the community centre.

References

External links

* [http://www.allsaints-holycross.com Holy Cross Episcopal (Anglican) Church]
* [http://www.knightswoodsecondary.org.uk/ Knightswood Secondary School]
* [http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Leisure_Culture/Libraries/Librarylocations/knightswoodlibrary.htm Knightswood Library and Learning Centre]
* [http://www.knightswoodcongregational.org.uk/ Knightswood Congregational Church]
* [http://www.knightswoodbaptist.org/ Knightswood Baptist Church]


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