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Coordinates: 55°53′18″N 4°22′41″W / 55.888218°N 4.378192°W / 55.888218; -4.378192
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Yoker is located in Glasgow council area
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS513692
Council area
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  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG14
Dialling code0141
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55°53′18″N 4°22′41″W / 55.888218°N 4.378192°W / 55.888218; -4.378192

Yoker (Scottish Gaelic: An Eochair) is an area of Glasgow, Scotland, located on the northern bank of the Clyde east of Clydebank, 5 miles (8 kilometres) west of the city centre. The name is an Anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic Eochair meaning a river bank.[1]

From the fourteenth century, the Renfrew Ferry has linked Yoker with Renfrew on the south bank of the river. The shipbuilding industry drove the growth of the district in the 19th century; this has since declined, although the nearby Yarrows shipyard, now owned by BAE Systems, is still in operation. Motor vehicles and tramcars were also manufactured in Yoker, which is now an operations centre for the North Clyde Line, part of Glasgow's suburban rail network.

Yoker railway station has services on the North Clyde and Argyle Lines. Several buses travel along Dumbarton Road, the main thoroughfare between Glasgow and Clydebank which runs parallel to the river. A road bridge at the ferry crossing point was constructed in 2024,[2][3] providing easier access to the retail and leisure facilities at Braehead.

The comedy series Limmy's Show! featured a sketch in which perpetually stoned Dee Dee Durie travelled to Yoker on a whim, finding the experience an exciting and terrifying adventure rather than a mundane bus journey.[4] A local café has taken the name "Dee Dee's" as a reference to the sketch.


  1. ^ "Search Results: Yoker". Gaelic Place-names of Scotland. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ First section of new Renfrew Bridge arrives on Clyde, BBC News, 24 April 2024
  3. ^ Final section of Renfrew Bridge floated up the Clyde, BBC News, 17 May 2024
  4. ^ "Episode 2, Series 2, Limmy's Show - BBC Two". BBC. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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