Shettleston ("Baile Sheadna" in Gaelic) is a
suburbin the east end of Glasgow in Scotland. Like many of the city's suburbs, Shettleston was originally a small villageon its outer periphery. However, Glasgow's exponential growth during the Industrial Revolutionmeant that Shettleston was engulfed by the growing metropolis.
Today Shettleston lies between the neighbouring suburbs of
Parkheadto the west, and Bailliestonto 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 Lineof 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 Godleywrote 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 Kingdomwhere life expectancyis 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 Easterhousedoes not fare much better. Locals believe it is a remnant of the old miningdays of hard drinking and heavy smoking.Fact|date=October 2007 Shettleston F.C.is the local football team.
1089 (7th Glasgow) squadron
Air Training Corpsis located on Killin Street
* [http://www.theglasgowstory.com/story.php?id=TGSFG05 Shettleston - 1950s to The Present Day]
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