Glasgow City

A district of Glasgow, Easterhouse lies to the east of the city centre and north of the M8 motorway. It developed initially in association with the creation of the Monkland Canal and the extension of a rail link from Glasgow to Coatbridge in 1871. A station named Easterhouse was opened at Swinton a half-mile (1 km) north of Baillieston. Incorporated into the City of Glasgow from Lanarkshire in 1938, Easterhouse was developed as a housing estate in the 1950s but without a town centre. A Township Centre was opened in 1973 with sport, library and shopping facilities, but the settlement came to be associated with high unemployment, poverty and deprivation. In the 1990s the Greater Easterhouse Development Company was formed to help attract industry to the area.

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