Riddrie

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Coordinates: 55°52′16″N 4°11′16″W / 55.871111°N 4.187778°W / 55.871111; -4.187778

Riddrie
Scottish Gaelic: An Ruadh Ruigh
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Trolleybus at Tay Crescent in 1966
Riddrie is located in Glasgow council area
Riddrie
Riddrie
 Riddrie shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS6366
Civil parish Glasgow
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G33
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
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Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow North East
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Provan
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Riddrie (Scottish Gaelic: An Ruadh Ruigh) is a north eastern district of Glasgow, Scotland. It lies on the A80 Cumbernauld Road.

Riddrie is a residential area mainly consisting of 1930s semi-detached houses, originally built as council housing but now largely privately owned. The former Monkland Canal to the north was filled in the 1960s and is now the M8 motorway. Riddrie is the site of Barlinnie Prison.

There is a library, bowling green and local shops. Bus services link Riddrie with Glasgow City Centre and Cumbernauld. Nearby is Hogganfield Loch, around which is a public park.

Notable residents[edit]

Writer and artist Alasdair Gray grew up in Riddrie and the "Thaw" sections of his novel Lanark loosely document his early life there. Ricky Fulton of Scotch & Wry, Francie & Josie fame, raised in Almond street and went to Riddrie school at the top of the road. Gangland figure Ian 'Blink' MacDonald lives in Riddrie.

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