I've searched for this and found nothing, so many apologies if i'm repeating what someone else has asked previously.
I was browsing the Glasgow West End site the other night, when i stumbled across the following interesting passage:
This area is the heart of the old pre-industrial village of Partick, and Keith Street used to be known as The Goat. The goat in question was not four footed, but an old Scots name for a small burn, one of which ran here. At the north end of The Goat was The Heid o' the Goat, a place where acrobats, quack doctors and religious and political agitators held court. A nineteenth century Partick poet Tom Burns describes the scene,
Though its richt name's in print on a prominent spot
The ane its best kent by is the heid o the Goat
There tradesmen o every class you will find
In guid Doric language expressing their mind
The old cottage buildings here were only demolished in the 1930s, and the Heid o the Goat is now the Comet car park.
Author: Ian R. Mitchell
A small burn?!? Interesting...
Anyone know any more info on it? Interesting that there is a pub along the road on Argyll street, called 'The Goat'.
I reckon the burn must have started round about here but as to where it ended up, who knows...
I'm only presuming, but it must have flowed into the Kelvin at some point? I'm sure its all been piped and built over now, but is there a visible outflow pipe somewhere nearby? Anyone got any dowsing rods and a free afternoon...