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|Scottish Gaelic: Baile a' Chàirn|
Blochairn shown within Glasgow
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|Council area||Glasgow City Council|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|UK Parliament||Glasgow North East|
|Scottish Parliament||Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn|
Blochairn (Gaelic: Baile a' Chàirn) is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated north of the River Clyde. Situated astride the main Blochairn Road, nothing remains of the previous housing or other construction than the local pub. There was prefabricated housing in the area of asbestos construction. The local bar 'The Budgie' is famous throughout the city for its availability when other sources are closed due to licensing laws. The Budgie is able to serve alcohol outside regular licensing hours to serve the shift workers in the local fruit market.
The Fruit Market itself was previously located near Glasgow Cross and was moved to its new location in the sixties. The market also serves as Scotlands largest outdoor market since the demise of Ingleston Market in the east.
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