A small district of South Glasgow, Toryglen lies to the north of King's Park and the east of Mount Florida, a half-mile (1 km) west of Rutherglen. Dominated by public housing, the southern part of the district was the work of the Scottish Special Housing Association (1947-59) while the northern section was the work of the Glasgow Corporation (1963-68). Local facilities include a primary school and a community hall. The area came to note when some disused multi-storey blocks were brightly painted by the Sony Corporation for a television advertisement. The blocks, whose former residents included Jim Kerr (b.1959) and Charlie Burchill (b.1959) of rock band Simple Minds, were subsequently demolished as part of Glasgow Housing Association's plan for regenerating the area. Toryglen Regional Football Centre includes one of few indoor full-size pitches in Scotland.

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