World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0000301389
Reproduction Date:

Title: Riddrie  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Blackhill, Glasgow, Philip Tartaglia, G postcode area, Port Dundas, Newbank, Glasgow
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Scottish Gaelic: An Ruadh Ruigh

Trolleybus at Tay Crescent in 1966
Riddrie is located in Glasgow council area
 Riddrie shown within Glasgow
OS grid reference
Civil parish Glasgow
Council area Glasgow City Council
Lieutenancy area Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G33
Dialling code 0141
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Glasgow North East
Scottish Parliament Glasgow Provan

Riddrie (Scottish Gaelic: An Ruadh Ruigh) is a north eastern district of Glasgow, Scotland. It lies on the A80 Cumbernauld Road.

Riddrie is a residential area mainly consisting of 1930s semi-detached houses, originally built as council housing but now largely privately owned. The former Monkland Canal to the north was filled in the 1960s and is now the M8 motorway. Riddrie is the site of Barlinnie Prison.

There is a library, bowling green and local shops. Bus services link Riddrie with Glasgow City Centre and Cumbernauld. Nearby is Hogganfield Loch, around which is a public park.

Notable residents

Writer and artist Alasdair Gray grew up in Riddrie and the "Thaw" sections of his novel Lanark loosely document his early life there. Ricky Fulton of Scotch & Wry, Francie & Josie fame, raised in Almond street and went to Riddrie school at the top of the road. Gangland figure Ian 'Blink' MacDonald lives in Riddrie.Theresa Gibson, a famous Scottish independence supporter, a close friend of Nicola Sturgeon resides at Lethamhill place, on the first floor.


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.