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Row of shops, Yoker - geograph.org.uk - 470011.jpg
Shops in Yoker
Yoker is located in Glasgow council area
Location within Glasgow
OS grid referenceNS513692
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townGLASGOW
Postcode districtG14
Dialling code0141
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places
55°53′18″N 4°22′41″W / 55.888218°N 4.378192°W / 55.888218; -4.378192Coordinates: 55°53′18″N 4°22′41″W / 55.888218°N 4.378192°W / 55.888218; -4.378192

Yoker (Scottish Gaelic: An Eochair) is a district of Glasgow, Scotland, on the northern bank of the Clyde east of Clydebank, 5 miles (8 kilometres) west of the city centre. From the fourteenth century, a ferry has linked Yoker with Renfrew on the south bank. Although shipbuilding has declined, the nearby Yarrows shipyard, now owned by BAE Systems, is still in operation.

The name is an Anglicisation of the Scottish Gaelic Eochair meaning a river bank.[1]

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 Argyle and North Clyde lines.

From 2006, there has been substantial investment in residential property in the area, due to the popularity of its location on the banks of the Clyde.

Rangers footballer Sam English played for Yoker Athletic, as did Charlie Gallagher who went on to play for Celtic.

The comedy series Limmy's Show famously 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 rather mundane bus journey. [2]

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  1. ^ "Search Results: Yoker". Gaelic Place-names of Scotland. Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Episode 2, Series 2, Limmy's Show - BBC Two". BBC. Retrieved 12 July 2018.

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