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Partick


Glasgow City

A former burgh which now forms a northwestern district of Glasgow lying between the River Kelvin and the Clyde Tunnel, Partick was the site of a royal palace of the ancient kingdom of Strathclyde given to the Bishop of Glasgow as a retreat in 1136 by David I. Situated on the River Kelvin, it developed in the 18th and 19th centuries in association with water-powered mills spinning cotton and producing flour, paper, flint and silt-iron. From the 1830s shipyards were erected on both sides of the River Kelvin, an industry that survived until the 1960s. Partick became a police burgh in the mid-19th century and was incorporated into the city of Glasgow in 1912. Four years after the founding of Partick Thistle Football Club in 1868, the world's first international football match was played between Scotland and England at the West of Scotland Cricket Ground in Partick. The result was a goal-less draw.


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