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Ruchazie shown within Glasgow
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|Council area||Glasgow City Council|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Dialling code||0141 774|
|UK Parliament||Glasgow North East|
|Scottish Parliament||Glasgow Provan|
Ruchazie (// rukh-HAY-zi) is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow. It is situated to the North-East of the city close to Easterhouse. 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.
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.
- G.M. Miller, BBC Pronouncing Dictionary of British Names (London: Oxford UP, 1971), p. 128.