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FeaturesEdit

The area is home to many traditional shops which include The Newlands Cafe. The largest retail facility in the district is a Morrisons supermarket (originally a Safeway) which also serves the adjacent districts of Shawlands and Pollokshaws. There was previously a Glasgow Corporation Tramways depot on the site from the 1910s, later converted for Strathclyde Buses from the 1960s until the 1980s.[1][2][3][4]

Newlands plays host to Junior football side Pollok F.C. who play at Newlandsfield Park, regularly attracting crowds of over 500. It has an amateur team, Newlands AFC who play in the Glasgow Colleges Second Division.

 
St. Margaret's Church

Newlands has several churches, a bowling club, tennis club and a park which has tennis courts. The Newlands fete is held annually and takes place within Newlands Park.

Notable residents include Ricky Ross of Deacon Blue.

HistoryEdit

The district originated as farmland around the manor house of Newlands. The estate was in Cathcart Parish (on the opposite side of the White Cart Water from Pollokshaws, which was in Eastwood Parish). The working farm buildings such as the stables, byre and dairy were situated at the "Mains of Newlands".[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Gerald Blaikie. "Newlands, Glasgow: Illustrated Guide". Scotcities.com. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ Glasgow, Newlandsfield Road, Newlands Tram Depot, Canmore
  3. ^ Newlands Daimlers on Service 48, Glasgow Transport 1871-1973
  4. ^ Newlands memorial (Museum of Transport), The Glasgow Story

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