West Dunbartonshire

A former mill village of southeastern West Dunbartonshire that now forms a northern district of Clydebank, Faifley lies at the confluence of the Cochno Burn and the Loch Humphrey Burn a mile (1.5 km) east of Duntocher and 2 miles (3 km) north of Clydebank town centre. Cotton mills displaced woollen mills here in the early 19th Century and, by 1836, these employed 1400 workers. The embargo on cotton during the American Civil War brought great hardship. A new public housing scheme was begun here in 1953 and a library established in Faifley Primary School but moved to its own building in 1966. Demolition of areas of poorly-built housing reduced the population in the late 20th century resulting in the closure of the primary school in 1996. This building became a community centre and again home to the library in 1999.

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