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Aerial view looking south towards Simshill, with the green areas of King's Park (left) and Linn Park visible (2010)

Simshill is an area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is situated on the South Side of the city, approximately 3.7 miles (6.0 km) south of the city centre. Adjacent areas are Cathcart, King's Park, Croftfoot and Castlemilk. Linn Park is situated immediately to the southwest of Simshill.

The area had a high concentration of residents of Irish heritage in the postwar period, as members of the city's Irish community moved out to the suburbs from the inner city Gorbals.[1]

Kings Park Secondary School is situated in the immediate area. Two other primary schools are close by: St Fillan's and St Mirin's.

Former residents of Simshill include Sir Alex Ferguson[2] and Carol Smillie.[3]


  1. ^ Dougherty, Hugh (11 March 2000). "There's a richness that my ancestors brought to Glasgow. It will be tragic if we lose it". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Fergie's 25: Things you never knew about the Manchester United boss". Manchester Evening News. 29 October 2011. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  3. ^ Sale, Jonathan (10 July 2008). "Passed/Failed: An education in the life of Carol Smillie". The Independent. London. Retrieved 4 January 2018.

Coordinates: 55°48′36″N 4°15′03″W / 55.81000°N 4.25083°W / 55.81000; -4.25083