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Garnethill is located in Glasgow council area
 Garnethill shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS582661
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G3
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow Central
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Kelvin
List of places

Coordinates: 55°52′02″N 4°16′03″W / 55.867149°N 4.267566°W / 55.867149; -4.267566

Garnethill is a predominantly residential area of the city of Glasgow, Scotland.

Garnethill Synagogue in Glasgow, Scotland
St. Aloysius Church in Garnethill.


Located in the city centre, the area borders Cowcaddens to its north, Sauchiehall Street to its south, Cambridge Street to its east and the M8 motorway to its west.


The Glasgow School of Art, designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow Film Theatre and a campus of Glasgow Kelvin College are located in Garnethill. It is also the location of Scotland's oldest synagogue (founded in 1879) and the Glasgow Dental Hospital and School.

Garnethill is also home to St. Aloysius' RC Church. The church was constructed in 1910.


Garnetbank Primary School is situated on Renfrew Street opposite Renfrew Street Nursery School.

There is a private school, St Aloysius' College, whose Clavius building and Junior School both recently won architectural awards. St Aloysius' College also have plans [1] to build a 4-storey sports complex on Dalhousie Street between Hill Street and Renfrew Street.


Garnethill is a conservation area and contains several listed buildings, including Breadalbane Terrace built between 1845 - 1855 by Charles Wilson.

During the 1960s and '70s, Garnethill became the principal centre of Scotland's Chinese community, with Cantonese speaking immigrants from Hong Kong settling in the area. Most had already settled in the UK, and moved north from England. As a result, the neighbourhood is home to Glasgow's Chinatown shopping mall.


Garnethill comprises the following streets:

  • West Graham Street
  • Buccleuch Street
  • Hill Street, which was home to 4 of the last 15 Turner Prize winners [2]
  • Renfrew Street
  • Garnet Street
  • Garnethill Street
  • Scott Street
  • Dalhousie Street
  • Rose Street

Community Council[edit]

There is also an active local Community Council which has its own web site with agenda's of forthcoming meetings etc. Meetings are open to all interested residents, and normally take place on the second Tuesday of the month, at 7:30pm in the Garnethill Multicultural Centre at 21 Rose Street. The Community Council currently consists of eleven committed residents who aim to deal with issues affecting the Garnethill district.


"Garnethill" is the first and title volume of a trilogy of crime novels by Glaswegian author Denise Mina. All three books are predominantly set in and around Garnethill, Glasgow, and its environs.