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Ferguslie Park

A district of Paisley, lying 1¼ miles (2 km) northwest of the centre of that town. Ferguslie Park lies close to the M8 motorway and a half-mile (1 km) south of Glasgow Airport. The area has suffered considerable social problems and, in 1988, was recognised by the government as one of four areas in Scotland which needed urgent investment and redevelopment. In 2012, Ferguslie was named the most deprived area in Scotland. It includes a railway station and St. Mirren Park, a new ground for the Paisley football team, opened here in 2009.

The old house of Ferguslie Place was replaced by Ferguslie Park in 1890. Later known as Glencoats, this was built for the Coats family by Hippolyte J. Blanc (1844 - 1917). This house became a hospital in 1934, closed in 1972 and was demolished in 1980. To the northeast was a smaller house, Craigielea Place, which lay close to the Craigielea Chemical Works and a Gas Works.


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