Ruchazie

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Ruchazie
Ruchazie is located in Glasgow council area
Ruchazie
Ruchazie
Ruchazie shown within Glasgow
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55°52′15″N 4°10′07″W / 55.8707°N 4.1687°W / 55.8707; -4.1687Coordinates: 55°52′15″N 4°10′07″W / 55.8707°N 4.1687°W / 55.8707; -4.1687
Ruchazie
Ruchazie Community Centre

Ruchazie (/rʌxˈhzi/ rukh-HAY-zee)[1] is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated to the North-East of the city close to Easterhouse, Riddrie, Cranhill, Craigend and Garthamlock.

The area has experienced considerable re-generation and improvement in recent years thanks to Tower Homes LHO and Ruchazie Housing Association. Ruchazie is the only district in Glasgow that does not have a Public House. In August 2009, construction of a Soccerworld five-a-sides complex situated on ground between Croftcroighn Road and the M8 motorway (formerly Whitehill Secondary Former Pupils F.C. playing fields) was completed and opened to the public. The facility includes a soft play area, female-only gym and a licensed bar.

In 2016, Glasgow City Council outlined masterplans for the development of the Greater Easterhouse area (including Ruchazie) over the next 20 years.[2][3]

Toponymy[edit]

Ruchazie is now generally pronounced with a /z/, but used to be pronounced /rʌxeɪjɪ/. This is due to the original Scots spelling, Ruchaȝie, containing the letter yogh, was later erroneously confused with the tailed z.

References[edit]

  1. ^ G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford UP, 1971), p. 128.
  2. ^ "Easterhouse the latest Glasgow district to be transformed". The Scotsman. 28 September 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  3. ^ "Council report outlines exciting vision of the future transformation of Easterhouse". Glasgow City Council. 27 September 2016. Retrieved 23 July 2018.