Sandyhills Park

An area of greenspace in Glasgow, Sandyhills Park lies to the east of Shettleston in the southwest of Sandyhills, 3¾ miles (6 km) east southeast of the city centre. The park comprises paths crossing areas of grassland and semi-naturalised woodland. It is overlooked by the high flats on the opposite side of Strowan Street and occupies the former site of low-cost prefabricated houses built quickly in the years after the Second World War to meet the housing shortage, which were demolished in the late 1970s. Previously the area was part of the policies of Sandyhills House (built in 1853 and demolished in the 1960s) which was a property of the Corbetts of Tollcross. The Rev. John McMillan farmed an area of land here in the 1780s and built a small meeting house for the Reformed Presbyterian Church, which had split from established church in 1690. On occasions, this proved so popular that the often-lengthy services were held outside and the area became known as The Preaching Braes.

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