Wyndford

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Wyndford
Wyndford is located in Glasgow council area
Wyndford
Wyndford
 Wyndford shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS566684
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G20
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow North
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Maryhill
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Coordinates: 55°53′16″N 4°17′30″W / 55.8879°N 4.2918°W / 55.8879; -4.2918

Wyndford is an area of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Located in the Maryhill district in the Northwest of the city, Wyndford is bounded by Maryhill Road to the north and the River Kelvin to the south. The area comprises council housing that is typical of that which was built throughout Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s. The houses are now either privately owned or mainly run by Cube housing association. The community is represented by the Wyndford Residents Association[1]

It is built on the site of the former Glasgow city barracks, hence many local people colloquially refer to the area as "the Barracks". These barracks were built in 1872 when the Glasgow barracks were moved from the city's east end to this site, despite the fact that Maryhill was technically not part of the city at the time, as it was then a politically independent burgh. Home to the Highland Light Infantry, after the barracks closed in 1960, the site was chosen for the Wyndford housing scheme (the Glaswegian term for housing estate). The former barrack's walls and gatehouse are still in place though, and they form a perimeter around the Wyndford estate. The nearby Walcheren Barracks maintains a vestigal link to the Army in the area.

The footballers Charlie Nicholas and Jim Duffy are both originally from the Wyndford area.

It is an area of support for the Glasgow school closures protest, 2009.[2]

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