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Tannochside Water Tower on Aitkenhead Road

Tannochside is an area of Uddingston approximately 8 miles (13 km) south-east of Glasgow, Scotland, UK. Although considered part of Uddingston, it lies within a separate local authority area. Tannochside is contained within the boundaries of North Lanarkshire council whereas the original village of Uddingston is in South Lanarkshire. Tannochside is between the Birkenshaw and Viewpark areas of Uddingston. Tannochside is part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation. It is often debated as to where the borders lie between Tannochside and other nearby areas of Uddingston such as Viewpark and Birkenshaw. One suggested border is Aitkenhead Road, a main road which splits housing areas adjacent to Scotmid and a local water tower.


Tannochside primary school is actually located in the west side of Viewpark and the local high school is Uddingston Grammar School near Uddingston Main Street, though many pupils attend Aitkenhead primary school, St. John The Baptist Primary School in Uddingston as well as Holy Cross High School in Hamilton and Cardinal Newman High School in Bellshill.

Tannochside Primary has a website.[1]


Several bus routes pass through Tannochside, the most frequent of which are the 240 First Bus service, which operates between Buchanan Bus Station in Glasgow city centre and Coltness near Wishaw, and the 241 Coakley service of a fairly identical route. The closest railway station is Uddingston station located in the west side of Uddingston Main Street. The A8 dual carriageway/M8 motorway is located approximately two miles to the north.

Local amenities[edit]

A small shopping complex is located on the west side of Tannochside with a supermarket, take-aways, chemist, dentist, charity shop, and other outlets. Nearby Uddingston main street also has a range of retail outlets and services. The Glasgow East Showcase Cinema Complex is situated just 2 miles north of Tannochside near the A8 dual carriageway. There are also major retailers based within the nearby Birkenshaw Trading Estate.

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Coordinates: 55°49′54″N 4°04′20″W / 55.83167°N 4.07222°W / 55.83167; -4.07222