Broomhill, Glasgow

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Broomhill
Broomhill is located in Glasgow council area
Broomhill
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Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G11
Dialling code 0141
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55°52′34″N 4°19′27″W / 55.875981°N 4.324036°W / 55.875981; -4.324036Coordinates: 55°52′34″N 4°19′27″W / 55.875981°N 4.324036°W / 55.875981; -4.324036

Broomhill is a district in the West End of the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated north of the River Clyde and is bounded by the districts ofThornwood and Partick to the south, Hyndland to the east, and Jordanhill, Scotstoun and Victoria Park to the west.

The main streets in the district are Crow Road and Broomhill Drive. Crow road is a main artery in the West End and provides links to Partick at its south end and Anniesland at its North end.

Transport to and from the area is supported by bus services 4 & 19A along Crow road, and various "dial a buses" on Broomhill drive, and the nearby train stations of Hyndland and (slightly further away) Jordanhill.

Schools[edit]

Broomhill Primary School is the main feeder school to the 3 state secondary schools in the area. The facilities consist of two buildings - the 'annexe' which houses the younger children and the main building which has classrooms for the older members of the school. For Broomhill Primary School Activities please visit Broomhill Parent Council at Broomhill Primary School.

There are 3 state secondary schools which serve the area. The recently refurbished, non-denominational Hydland Secondary and the recently rebuilt Roman Catholic St Thomas Aquinas are the two main secondary schools.

The area also has a college school, directly funded by the Scottish Government, Jordanhill School, situated next to the Jordanhill College Campus (college & Strathclyde University grounds). Jordanhill School is directly funded by the government because it was a demonstrator school for the former Jordanhill College of Education, now part of the University of STrathclyde. The school has recently undergone major development work including new science labs in a new building and sports facilities. Despite the fact that the school is within the local authority's education provision, so many local parents wish their children to attend Jordanhill that there is a waiting list, with children's names being posted from a very early age. Well-performing primary school children may also get referrals from their primary school teachers to help them.

There are also two independent, fee-paying schools nearby, Kelvinside Academy and The Glasgow Academy.

Retail and other local services[edit]

Broomhill has its own shopping centre located on Broomhill Drive with shops including; a newsagent "Stuart Boyd", a restaurant "McMillan's", a laundrette, Papa Johns Pizza (Pizza Shop), a dentist's surgery and a Co-op convenience store.

There is also a large number of shops on Crow Road, including cafes and restaurants, Café Circa and fully licensed seafood restaurant, Wee Lochan. There is a gift and jewellery shop, a florist, a driving school, several hairdressers, a hardware shop with emergency call-out locksmith service, a funeral director, Gray's Kitchen Delicatessen, award winning butcher "Christies" and various general grocers/newsagents.

Sport[edit]

Broomhill Sports Club is a local Parent-led, inclusive, multi-sports club. The club is based at several local schools and welcomes children and adults in to participate in several sports. The club was founded by Broomhill Primary Parents in 2004 and now has a membership of 700-plus local children.

Christian Churches[edit]

The local Church of Scotland parish church is Broomhill Church[1], founded in 1899 and home to several community organisations including Brownies, Guides and the 130th Glasgow B.B. The local Roman Catholic congregation is served by the church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour.[2]

Army and Territorial Army[edit]

There is also the 207 (City of Glasgow) Battery Headquarters and C Troop, 105th Regiment Royal Artillery (Volunteers) – Royal Artillery. This is one of the locations of the 207 Battery, Lanarkshire and Lothian gunners, HQ (Cameronian) and C (Lanark) Troop is based on Crow road whilst D (Lothian) is based in Edinburgh. Within the base there are drill halls, classrooms, stores, armoury, garages kitchens and bars.

The Territorial Army shares its base with 'A' Troop Royal Artillery, a detachment of the Glasgow & Lanarkshire Battalion Army Cadet Force. This group is amongst the most popular in Scotland, with 12-17-year-olds.

The base is also home to 62 (2nd Glasgow) Squadron of the Air Training Corps, one of the largest and most successful squadrons in the Glasgow and West of Scotland Wing.

Housing[edit]

Broomhill has a variety of housing throughout the district. Victorian tenements similar to those in neighbouring Hyndland are predominant, but there are areas of terraced and semi-detached housing in the area.

As well as significant renovation to Social Housing in the area, as of 2013,[3], the building of the former Anniesland College, at the bottom of Broomhill Drive, is to be converted into several luxury apartments, restoring the main Victorian facade.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.broomhillchurch.org.uk/ Broomhill Church,
  2. ^ http://www.rcag.org.uk/index.php/component/content/article?id=196:our-lady-of-perpetual-succour-church-broomhill-glasgow
  3. ^ http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/13264509.__15m_upgrade_will_make_homes_best_in_the_West/