Kelvinside shown within Glasgow
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Kelvinside is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated north of the River Clyde and is bounded by Broomhill, Dowanhill and Hyndland to the South with Kelvindale and the River Kelvin to the North. It is an affluent area of Glasgow, with large Victorian villas and terraces, similar to Pollokshields on the South Side of Glasgow.
As with Morningside, Edinburgh, residents are sometimes said to have a "pan loaf" accent, i.e. an affected one. This often leads to jokes about a "Kelvinsaide" accent. Both of these areas were featured in an advert for ScotRail.
Kelvinside is home to private school Kelvinside Academy which is situated on the corner of Kirklee Road and Bellshaugh Road.
At the corner of Kirklee Road and Great Western Road is a shop called Churchill’s. Churchill’s began life as a green hut just a little bigger than an average-sized garage. It was known by locals as the "Greenie". In the 1990s it was replaced by a new two-storey stone building, with a flat in the upper floor and a shop on the ground floor. Although clad with brown stained wood, it is still referred to as the Greenie.
The Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Luke is situated on Dundonald Road, Dowanhill, i.e. not in Kelvinside.
Great Western Terrace, designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, is situated on Great Western Road.
Westbourne Terrace, designed by Alexander 'Greek' Thomson, is situated on Hyndland Road.
- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKYTtKe_mGM Glasgow Vs Edinburgh - ScotRail TV commercial
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