An outlying district of Paisley (Renfrewshire), Gallowhill lies a mile (1.5 km) north northeast of the town centre. There is a community centre, a post office and a parade of shops on Netherhill Road, two primary schools (Gallowhill Primary School and St. Catherine's Primary School) and Abbotsinch Retail Park lies to the northwest. Built on the policies of Gallowhill House, which was demolished to make way for the first phase of public housing in the 1930s, a further phase followed in the 1950s. The first houses were cottage flats and two-storey terraced blocks with common stairs. Additional homes were added to the north in the 1960s, including three fifteen-storey towers; Arkleston Court, Gallowhill Court and Glencairn Court. Arkleston Court was demolished in 2014. A private development was added to the west (Ellon Way / Lochore Avenue) in the later 20th C., while tenement blocks were demolished and replaced around Dundonald Road in the 2010s.

Gallowhill House was the sizeable home of Peter Kerr, the wealthy owner of the Underwood Mill, one of Paisley's cotton mills. Built in 1867 in the French Baronial style by James Salmon of Glasgow (1805-88) this occupied a commanding position and was easily the grandest mansion in the area.

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