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Westerton

(Westerton Garden Suburb)

A district of Bearsden in East Dunbartonshire, Westerton is situated to the north of the Forth and Clyde Canal and a mile (1.5 km) south of the town centre. At its core is Scotland's first garden suburb, laid out in 1913 to give ordinary people the opportunity to live in a well-designed co-operatively run community and now a conservation area. This occupied agricultural land which had been North, Mid and South Westerton farms, with Westerton Cottages lying to the west. Houses were built in the Arts and Crafts style by Glasgow-based architect, John A. W. Grant, who had consulted with English architect and town-planner Raymond Unwin, one of the leaders of the Garden City movement. Grant was also responsible for designing a Village Hall, and Tennis Club & Bowling Club. Nearby is Westerton Park. Westerton Fairlie Memorial Parish Church is located on Westfield Drive and the district also benefits from a primary school. Services operate from Westerton Railway Station, north to Milngavie, west to Clydebank and southeast to both Queen Street Station and Central Station in Glasgow.


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