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Broomhill, Glasgow

Broomhill is a district in the West End of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. North of the River Clyde, it is bounded by the districts of Thornwood and Partick to the south, Hyndland to the east, and Jordanhill, Scotstoun and Victoria Park to the west.

Broomhill
Broomhill Cross - geograph.org.uk - 59303.jpg
Broomhill is located in Glasgow council area
Broomhill
Broomhill
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Post townGLASGOW
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55°52′34″N 4°19′27″W / 55.875981°N 4.324036°W / 55.875981; -4.324036Coordinates: 55°52′34″N 4°19′27″W / 55.875981°N 4.324036°W / 55.875981; -4.324036

The main streets in the district are Crow Road and Broomhill Drive.[1] Crow Road is a main artery in the West End and provides links to Partick at its south end and Anniesland at its north end.

Transport to and from the area is supported by First Glasgow bus services 4 & 16 along Crow Road, and various "dial buses" on Broomhill Drive, and the nearby train stations of Hyndland and Jordanhill.

SchoolsEdit

Broomhill Primary School is the main feeder school to the three state secondary schools in the area. The facilities consist of two buildings – the 'annexe' which houses the younger children and the main building which has classrooms for the older members of the school.

Three state secondary schools serve the area. The recently refurbished, non-denominational Hyndland Secondary and the recently rebuilt Roman Catholic St Thomas Aquinas are the two main secondary schools.

The area also has a college school, directly funded by the Scottish Government, Jordanhill School, situated next to the Jordanhill College campus (college and Strathclyde University grounds). Jordanhill School is directly funded by the government because it was a demonstrator school for the former Jordanhill College of Education, now part of the University of Strathclyde. The school has recently undergone major development work including new science labs in a new building and sports facilities. Despite the fact that the school is within the local authority's education provision, so many local parents wish their children to attend Jordanhill that there is a waiting list, with children's names being posted from a very early age. Well-performing primary school children may also get referrals from their primary school teachers to help them.

There are also three independent, fee-paying schools nearby: Kelvinside Academy, High School of Glasgow and The Glasgow Academy.

Retail and other local servicesEdit

Broomhill has its own shopping centre located on Broomhill Drive, with shops including a newsagent, a restaurant, a laundrette, Papa John's, a dentist's surgery and a Co-op convenience store.[2]

There is also a large number of shops on Crow Road, including cafes and restaurants, Café Circa and fully licensed seafood restaurant, Wee Lochan. There is a gift and jewellery shop, a florist, a driving school, several hairdressers, a hardware shop with emergency call-out locksmith service, a funeral director, Gray's Kitchen Delicatessen, award-winning butcher "Christies" and various general grocers/newsagents.

SportEdit

Broomhill Sports Club is a local parent-led, inclusive, multi-sports club. The club is based at several local schools and welcomes children and adults in to participate in several sports. The club was founded by Broomhill Primary Parents in 2004[3] and now has a membership of more than 700 local children. The club also provided the foundations for the local semi-professional football club, BSC Glasgow.[4]

There are also clubs for boxing/martial arts,[5]lawn bowls[6] and tennis[7] in the area.

ChurchesEdit

The local Church of Scotland parish church is Broomhill Hyndland Church (a merger with the neighbouring congregation in 2017,[8] founded in 1899 and home to several community organisations including Brownies, Guides and the 130th Glasgow Boys Brigade Company.[9] Another local church, with similar associated clubs,[10] is Balshsgray Victoria Park (BVP)[11]; the local Roman Catholic congregation is served by the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.[12]

Army and Territorial ArmyEdit

There is also the 207 (City of Glasgow) Battery Headquarters and C Troop, 105th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) – Royal Artillery. This is one of the locations of the 207 Battery, Lanarkshire and Lothian gunners. HQ (Cameronian) and C (Lanark) Troop is based on Crow Road, whilst D (Lothian) is based in Edinburgh. Within the base, there are drill halls, classrooms, stores, armoury, garages, kitchens, and bars.

The Territorial Army shares its base with 'A' Troop Royal Artillery, a detachment of the Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion Army Cadet Force. This group is amongst the most popular in Scotland with 12 to 17-year-olds.

The base is also home to 62 (2nd Glasgow) Squadron of the Air Training Corps, one of the largest and most successful squadrons in the Glasgow and West of Scotland Wing.

HousingEdit

Broomhill has a variety of housing throughout the district. Victorian tenements similar to those in neighbouring Hyndland are predominant, but there are areas of terraced and semi-detached housing in the area.

As well as significant renovation to Social Housing in the area, undertaken in 2013,[13] the building of the former Anniesland College at the bottom of Broomhill Drive is to be converted into several luxury apartments, restoring the main Victorian facade.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Glasgow’s Crosses, Glasgow History, 28 May 2016
  2. ^ Centre Info, Broomhill Square Shopping Centre
  3. ^ About Broomhill Sports Club, Broomhill Sports Club (archived version, 2016
  4. ^ Home, BSC Glasgow
  5. ^ About, The Edge Gym
  6. ^ About Our Club, Jordanhill Bowling Club
  7. ^ About, Broomhill Lawn Tennis & Squash Club
  8. ^ About Us, Broomhill Hyndland Parish Church
  9. ^ About Us, 130th Glasgow Boys Brigade
  10. ^ Location, 101st Glasgow Boys Brigade
  11. ^ About Us, Balshsgray Victoria Park Church of Scotland
  12. ^ Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, Archdiocese of Glasgow directory
  13. ^ £15m upgrade will make homes best in the West, Evening Times, 27 September 2013

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