Shettleston


Shettleston

Shettleston ("Baile Sheadna" in Gaelic) is a suburb in the east end of Glasgow in Scotland. Like many of the city's suburbs, Shettleston was originally a small village on its outer periphery. However, Glasgow's exponential growth during the Industrial Revolution meant that Shettleston was engulfed by the growing metropolis.

Today Shettleston lies between the neighbouring suburbs of Parkhead to the west, and Baillieston to the east, and is approximately 2 and a half miles from the city centre. It incorporates the sub-districts of Greenfield and Sandyhills. The area is well served by public transport, lying on the key A89 road, and is a stop on the North Clyde Line of the SPT local railway network, with a direct link to Queen Street station in Central Glasgow.

Famous natives of the area include Cliff Hanley, the lyricist of Scotland's anthem "Scotland the Brave", world-renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ian Jackson, and Charles Wilson, former editor of The Times, Junior Campbell, (musician) with sixties band The Marmalade, (and, composer of the music for Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends), all of whom attended the local school Eastbank Academy. Comedienne Janey Godley wrote about her upbringing in 1960s and 1970s Shettleston in her autobiography "Handstands in the Dark", published in 2005.

Shettleston is the only place in the United Kingdom where life expectancy is falling. [cite web |url=http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1168906,00.html|title= Observer, 14th March 2004] Reasons for the decline include poor diets and remarkably high smoking rates. Neighbouring Easterhouse does not fare much better. Locals believe it is a remnant of the old mining days of hard drinking and heavy smoking.Fact|date=October 2007

Shettleston F.C. is the local football team.

1089 (7th Glasgow) squadron Air Training Corps is located on Killin Street

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External links

* [http://www.theglasgowstory.com/story.php?id=TGSFG05 Shettleston - 1950s to The Present Day]

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