Auchenshuggle

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Auchenshuggle
Scottish Gaelic: Achadh an t-Seagail
Scots: Auchenshoogle
Auchenshuggle is located in Glasgow council area
Auchenshuggle
Auchenshuggle
 Auchenshuggle shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS638627
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G32
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow East
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Shettleston
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Coordinates: 55°50′18″N 4°10′35″W / 55.838238°N 4.176444°W / 55.838238; -4.176444

Auchenshuggle (Achadh an t-Seagail - "the rye field" - in Gaelic) is an area of the city of Glasgow in Scotland.

It is the easternmost part of the Braidfauld (45th) Ward of the City of Glasgow. The ward runs westwards about a mile and a half to Springfield Road, just short of Celtic Park, home of Celtic Football Club.

The role of public transport in spreading the name[edit]

The quaint name[1] was made famous throughout the city by Glasgow Corporation Tramways.[2] Auchenshuggle was the eastern terminus of tram service number 9 and was duly carried on the destination boards of tramcars. Service No 9 ran between Auchenshuggle and Dalmuir West (a district of Clydebank).[3][4] The service was extended from its previous terminus at Springfield Road in 1922.

The area is at the east end of Glasgow on London Road, and it was often said[by whom?] that Glasgow Corporation Transport Department invented the name so that curious tourists and city dwellers would travel there thus increasing revenue.[citation needed] In fact, the terminus (at Braidfauld Street) was directly opposite a group of 19th century cottages, now replaced by 1960s council houses, named "Auchenshuggle Cottages".

Service No 9 was the final route on which trams were run in the city. The last regular tram ran on 1 September 1962. On 2, 3 and 4 September, a special tram service was operated between Auchenshuggle and Anderston Cross on which souvenir tickets were sold. This proved attractive to those who wished to take a final sentimental journey.

The route was taken by bus service No 64.[5][6] There was also service No. 22 which operated between Auchenshuggle and Castlemilk[citation needed], via Shettleston Road, Duke Street and Rutherglen, however this service has been withdrawn.

No service currently [June 2015] uses Auchenshuggle terminus or even the destination on its signage, although it does still stop there[citation needed]. Also the link between Clydebank and Auchenshuggle on service 64, no longer exists, as service 64 terminates in Glasgow City Centre, and no longer serves Clydebank. Service 308 also uses Auchenshuggle as a stop.

Auchenshuggle Wood and Community Nature Park[edit]

The Auchenshuggle Wood lies to the south of London Road, and is now site of a community nature park, established in 1982.[7][8][9] After the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014, the park was designated a Commonwealth Woodland as part of the Games legacy project.[10][11]

Recent developments[edit]

As part of the northern extension of the M74 Motorway a new Auchenshuggle Bridge was completed and opened in 2011.

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