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Eastfield

A residential settlement in the N of South Lanarkshire, Eastfield overlooks the River Clyde between Rutherglen and Cambuslang. The lands of Eastfield were sold by the Hamiltons in the mid-18th C. to Gabriel Gray, a Provost of Rutherglen. In the 19th C. Eastfield was a collier village with a school, lying to the north of Eastfield House and associated with the Eastfield Colliery. Today, Eastfield is effectively an eastern suburb of Rutherglen, developed from the 1930s and comprising a mix of social and private housing, with facilities including a leisure centre and Trinity High School. Pearse Park, named after the Irish revolutionary Patrick Pearse (1879 - 1917), is now disused but was bought by the Scottish Gaelic Games Association in 1953 as the principal Scottish venue for Gaelic football and hurling.

Clydebridge Steelworks lies to the north, alongside a BOC gas distribution centre and a DHL logistics centre.


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