Muirend

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Muirend
Scottish Gaelic: Ceann an t-Slèibh
Muirend is located in Glasgow council area
Muirend
Muirend
 Muirend shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS573600
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G44
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow South
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Cathcart
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Coordinates: 55°48′44″N 4°16′43″W / 55.812119°N 4.278729°W / 55.812119; -4.278729

Muirend is an area on the Southside of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Although most of the district falls within the city proper, part of Muirend lies outwith the city boundary in the adjoining council area of East Renfrewshire. Neighbouring areas include Cathcart, Merrylee and Newlands in Glasgow and Netherlee and Giffnock in East Renfrewshire. In 2014, it was rated one of the most attractive postcode areas to live in Scotland.[1]

Amenities[edit]

Muirend is largely residential in character, although there is a nucleus of shops situated on Clarkston Road at its junction with Muirend Road, including a former Safeway supermarket - the first in Scotland. Adjacent to the store until its closure in 2003 was the Toledo Cinema; this local landmark was the last traditional suburban picture house on the Southside. Although the rest of the building was demolished to make way for residential flats, the facade of the cinema was preserved and has been incorporated into the new development.

In June 2006, Muirend acquired its first ever pub, The Bank Cafe Bar, located in the former Glasgow Savings Bank building on Clarkston Road.

Public transport[edit]

Muirend railway station is located off Muirend Road, just behind the supermarket. It is served by local commuter services between Glasgow Central and Neilston on the Neilston branch of the Cathcart Circle Lines. Local bus services run by First Glasgow which connect Muirend to the city centre and elsewhere are the 4/A (Knightswood to Newton Mearns or Eaglesham) and the 6 (Mountblow to East Kilbride).

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