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Plantation


(Craigiehall)

Plantation in S Glasgow is that area where the M77 and M8 motorways merge, 1¼ miles (2 km) southwest of the city centre. It is also used to refer to Junction 22 on the M8. Plantation Quay was the site of the Glasgow Garden Festival in 1988 and is now occupied by Glasgow Science Centre and Imax Cinema. Previously the estate of Craigiehall, the area was given its current name in 1783 when acquired by John Robertson, a merchant and banker who owned extensive sugar and cotton plantations in the West Indies.


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