Thursday, 23 February 2017
Old Photograph Double Decker Passenger Bus Shettleston Glasgow Scotland
Old photograph of a Double Decker Passenger Bus in Shettleston, Glasgow, Scotland. Shettleston is located between the neighbouring districts of Parkhead to the West, and Baillieston to the East, and is about 2 and a half miles from the city centre. It incorporates the sub districts of Greenfield and Sandyhills. The area is well served by public transport. Famous natives of the area include Cliff Hanley, the lyricist of Scotland's anthem Scotland the Brave, world renowned plastic surgeon, Dr. Ian Jackson, and Charles Wilson, former editor of The Times, Junior Campbell, musician with 1960s band The Marmalade, all of whom attended the local school Eastbank Academy. Comedian Janey Godley wrote about her upbringing in Shettleston in her autobiography Handstands in the Dark, published in 2005. Sports journalist and football commentator Archie MacPherson and musician Tony Donaldson were brought up in Shettleston. Harvard Financial historian Prof. Niall Ferguson has a family connection to Shettleston in that his grandparents lived there.
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