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Sighthill


Glasgow City

Towards Sighthill, Glasgow
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Towards Sighthill, Glasgow

A northern district of Glasgow, Sighthill lies to the north of the M8 Motorway, between St. Rollox and Springburn. It developed as a rail freight depot and for many years was dominated by multi-storey public housing blocks. Ten blocks were built in the late 1960s to provide a home for 7500 people. By the 1980s unemployment, crime and drug abuse were significant problems. The blocks were demolished between 2009 and 2015. In the Sighthill cemetery there is a monument to John Baird and Andrew Hardie who were involved in the so-called Radical Rising of 1820.


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