Glasgow City

The Glasgow suburb of Whiteinch, sitting between Scotstoun and Partick, was originally an island, hence the word inch meaning island, which was connected to the northern bank of the River Clyde by silting. In the 18th Century it was low-lying farmland owned by the Smith family of Jordanhill. Dredging of the River Clyde allowed a raising of the level of the silting and created a permanent attachment to the bank. By the 1860s there were four shipyards here, including the Whiteinch Yard and the Clydeholm Yard and Whiteinch developed as a distinct settlement. Industrial development continued bringing a growth in population and housing. However much of this housing was lost with the development of the access roads for the Clyde Tunnel in the late 1950s.

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