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Cathcart is located in Glasgow council area
Cathcart shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference NS580608
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G44
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°49′10″N 4°16′04″W / 55.8195°N 4.2679°W / 55.8195; -4.2679Coordinates: 55°49′10″N 4°16′04″W / 55.8195°N 4.2679°W / 55.8195; -4.2679
Clarkston Road, Cathcart, Glasgow

Cathcart (Scots: Kithcart, Scottish Gaelic: Coille Chart)[1] is an area of Glasgow between Battlefield, Mount Florida, King's Park, Muirend and Newlands. The White Cart Water flows through Cathcart, downstream from Linn Park. In 2014, it was rated one of the most attractive postcode areas to live in Scotland.[2]

Originally part of the Burgh of Govan in Renfrewshire, most of the ancient parish was annexed by the City of Glasgow in 1912, but it retains a distinct local identity. Cathcart is mainly a residential area, containing a mix of tenements, terraces and villas built from red or blonde sandstone. There are some historic buildings, including the Couper Institute (a public hall and library) and the Snuff Mill. One of Alexander Thomson's most significant buildings, Holmwood House, is situated in Cathcart, close to the Glasgow city boundary.

Local industry includes ClydeUnion Pumps (previously part of Weir Group), and Scottish Power.

Cathcart is served by Cathcart railway station on the Cathcart Circle Line, as well as numerous bus routes.

Linn Park is a large recreational resource within the surrounding area. Linn Park is the 2nd largest in the city of Glasgow. The semi natural woodland, recently declared a local nature reserve has a large path network and river walk.


Cathcart contains several churches including Cathcart Baptist church, Cathcart United Free church, Cathcart Congregational church and two Church of Scotland churches; Cathcart Old and Cathcart Trinity. The present Cathcart Old building was opened in 1929 and sits across Carmunnock Road from the earlier churchyard which contains the tower from the previous church and a graveyard. Cathcart Trinity was formed in November 2002 from the union of the vacant charges of Cathcart South and New Cathcart. Cathcart's large population of Catholics is served by Saint Gabriel's Church in Merrylee and Christ the King in King's Park. Three congregations of Jehovah's Witnesses share a Kingdom Hall in Cathcart.


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