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Title: Cathcart  
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Subject: Cathcart railway station, Muirend, Crossmyloof, Langside, Renfrewshire (historic)
Collection: Districts of Glasgow, Parishes of Scotland
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Scottish Gaelic: Coille Chart
Scots: Kithcart
Cathcart is located in Glasgow council area
 Cathcart shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G44
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow South
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Cathcart
List of places
Clarkston Road, Cathcart, Glasgow

Cathcart (Scots: Kithcart, Scottish Gaelic: Coille Chart)[1] is an area of Glasgow between Mount Florida, King's Park, Muirend and Newlands. The White Cart Water flows through Cathcart, downstream from Linn Park. In 2014, it was rated one of the most attractive postcode areas to live in Scotland.[2]

Originally part of the Burgh of Govan in Renfrewshire, most of the ancient parish was annexed by the City of Glasgow in 1912, but it retains a distinct local identity. Cathcart is mainly a residential area, containing a mix of tenements, terraces and villas built from red or blonde sandstone. There are some historic buildings, including the Couper Institute (a public hall and library) and the Snuff Mill. One of Alexander Thomson's most significant buildings, Holmwood House, is situated in Cathcart, close to the Glasgow city boundary.

Local industry includes ClydeUnion Pumps, and Scottish Power.

Cathcart is served by Cathcart railway station on the Cathcart Circle Line, as well as numerous bus routes.


Cathcart contains several churches including Cathcart Baptist church, Cathcart United Free church, Cathcart Congregational church and two Church of Scotland churches; Cathcart Old and Cathcart Trinity. The present Cathcart Old building was opened in 1929 and sits across Carmunnock Road from the earlier churchyard which contains the tower from the previous church and a graveyard. Cathcart Trinity was formed in November 2002 from the union of the vacant charges of Cathcart South and New Cathcart. Cathcart's large population of Catholics is served by Saint Gabriel's Church in Merrylee and Christ the King in King's Park.


  1. ^ List of railway station names in English, Scots and Gaelic – NewsNetScotland
  2. ^ "UK's 'most desirable' postcodes revealed". BBC News. 

External links

  • Cathcart, Glasgow - Architecture & History
  • Cathcart Trinity Church
  • Southside Festival
  • Southside Happenings

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