Burnside, South Lanarkshire

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Stonelaw Road

Burnside is a residential district in the Scottish town of Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire, It borders with Cambuslang, Wardlawhill, Blairbeth, Clincarthill, High Crosshill, Stonelaw, Fernhill and Springhall.

Stonelaw Road (part of the A749) is the heart of Burnside and is home to a supermarket and bus stops with First Glasgow services 18 (to Buchanan Bus Station & East Kilbride), 7 (to the St Enoch Centre & Cambuslang) and the number 14 Henderson 'Ruglen Rambler' service to Rutherglen Town Centre and Fernhill. Burnside railway station, as part of the Cathcart Circle Lines, is served by half-hourly, seven-day services between Newton and Glasgow Central via Mount Florida or Langside.

The area is also served by ACE Place Nursery and Out of School Care, Oakwood House Nursery, Burnside Primary School, Calderwood Primary School, St Marks Primary School, Stonelaw High School, Fernhill School and Burnside Blairbeth Church.

Previously, Burnside had its own cinema on Stonelaw Road, the Rhul Cinema. Built in 1932 by the Burnside Picture House Company, the cinema was sold to ABC in 1936 and later demolished in 1960.[1][2] The space is now occupied by a supermarket, which was previously run by Safeway and Somerfield, but is presently a Tesco, who purchased and completed a comprehensive redevelopment of the store in 2010.

Burnside Blairbeth Church[edit]

Burnside Blairbeth Church

The Burnside church was opened approximately 80 years ago, and was completely refurbished in 2002. In 2005, the Rev. David Easton retired after serving as minister there for 28 years. In September 2006, William Wilson was inducted to the vacant charge. Aside from two Sunday Services, there are Sunday Clubs for children and The Way, a club for secondary school students. The Blairbeth building, Roger Memorial, has Storykeepers a club for P1s to P3s and Megaquest a club for P4s to P7s.

Stonelaw Road[edit]

Stonelaw Road is the heart of the Burnside community. Shops around here include three cafes, a florist, several estate agents, three hairdressers, two banks (the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Bank of Scotland), Tesco, a newsagent, two takeaways, a betting shop, an undertaker, two pharmacies, two dentists, a beauty salon, an optician, an alterations shop, two bakers, including a Greggs, a picture framer, a petrol station, car wash and Italian restaurant. Recently a new Podiatry clinic opened which also offers Bowen Therapy and Hypnotherapy.


Burnside is home to two Scout Groups. The 185th (Glasgow Rutherglen)[3] are based in Burnside Church, on Church Avenue. The 113th (Glasgow Rutherglen) are based in the Scout Hall, on Crawfurd Road.


There is one tennis club in the district. For many years there had been two, but one - Burnside - closed down after nearly a century of operation and its courts fell into disuse and were taken over by the other club, Rutherglen. [4] In 2017 the Rutherglen club was awarded as the best in the country by Tennis Scotland.[5]

A bowling club is located next to the old Burnside tennis courts. Burnside also borders Cambuslang Rugby Club. Cathkin Braes Golf Club and Kirkhill Golf Club are situated close to Burnside (the area's other club, Blairbeth, closed in 2015).


  1. ^ "Rhul Cinema". Dictionary of Scottish Architects. 2006. Retrieved 31 October 2006. 
  2. ^ "Glasgow Demolished Cinemas". Cinema City and Beyond. Retrieved 31 October 2006. 
  3. ^ "185th Glasgow Scout Group". 
  4. ^ "Burnside tennis courts could be saved after Rutherglen Club launch community campaign". Daily Record / Rutherglen Reformer. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  5. ^ "Kings of the court: Rutherglen Lawn Tennis Club given top honour after superb year". Daily Record / Rutherglen Reformer. 9 March 2017. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 

Coordinates: 55°49′06″N 4°12′07″W / 55.81846°N 4.201981°W / 55.81846; -4.201981