Wellhouse Road (Easthall housing on right)
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Location and amenities
Easthall was constructed in the 1950s as a council housing scheme as part of 'Greater Easterhouse' (taking its name from the nearby East Hallhill Farm which no longer exists) although it is physically separated from the main Easterhouse scheme and its amenities by the M8 Motorway; both Easterhouse and Easthall are served by Junction 10 of the motorway which is also the exit for the Glasgow Fort shopping centre.
The area is bordered to the north by the M8 (which follows the same route as the former Monkland Canal), to the south by Edinburgh Road (the A8) beyond which lies the Barlanark district, to the east by the Glasgow East Investment Park (although an expanse of open ground lies between the buildings) and to the west by the larger residential area of Wellhouse.
Some of the area's original tenements have been refurbished, with the remainder demolished and replaced by modest houses (however, a few streets which were cleared have never been built upon again). Most of the properties are managed by Easthall Park Housing Co-operative, established in 1992. In 2017, the association received an award from the Scottish Land Fund to improve facilities in the locality.
The neighbourhood contains a community centre (the Glenburn Centre) adjacent to a small park and play area, and a row of shops on Wardie Road. to the south of the neighbourhood is the Stepford Sports Park, a facility for football including artificial turf pitches for hire. The nearest school is in Wellhouse.
Wellhouse, Barlanark and Easthall share many characteristics and there has been a history of gang-related tension and violence between the youths living in the schemes, although in the 2010s a lot of progress has been made by way of initiatives to provide alternatives to gang activity and build links between local communities.
The frequent (6 per hour) '41' and '60' bus services operated by First Glasgow pass along Wellhouse Road (on different routes between Glasgow City Centre and Easterhouse), while the '38E' service passes along Edinburgh Road towards Baillieston. The nearest railway stations are Garrowhill and Easterhouse, both on the North Clyde Line between West Dunbartonshire and Edinburgh.
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