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Street names

Postby kirkyguy » Wed Mar 24, 2004 2:12 pm

what was going on back when they were naming streets in housing schemes, and they all started with the same letter, South Nitshill had all Ws, and then up the road in Arden all the places had Ks...any one know of other places with this weird same initial guff going on
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Postby pwm437 » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:06 pm

Streets in Cranhill are called after lighthouses (Bellrock, Fastnet, Starpoint, etc.) whilst Carntyne streets are named after districts in Edinburgh (Haymarket, Merchiston, Newhave etc.)

Don't recollect Edinburgh City Council returning the compliment.
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Postby Simba » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:12 pm

Is there not a Western Isles Street/Road in the place between Clydebank and Dumbarton that I've forgotten the name of? Not sure if there are others of similar names there.
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Postby The Voyageur » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:15 pm

Scottish Islands, Rivers, Bens and Glens seem to be the order of the day for most developers these days, along with a few tree spieces thrown in for good measure.
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Postby BTJustice » Tue Jan 23, 2007 8:20 pm

In the Braehead estate in Cathcart where I grew up the streets were named after Lochs (Lochmaddy, lochinver, Linnhe, Lochaline etc) and In Simshill (Kings park) the streets are named after Islands (Shetland, Orcades, Seil etc).

I remember a report in the paper a few years ago about a new estate in England where all the streets were named after war heroes and there was a huge outcry when one was named "Douglas Badder Walk". :roll:

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Postby rebelsoulboy » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:28 pm

edinburgh has some of the same streets queen st dundas st think its even got a george sq then theres other stuff sorta same names such as calton hill, st leonards.st vincent st london rd, jamacia st,etc ...dunno about their schemes tho..
anyways i like streets names as some get renamed others stick around where does dundas get its name from..?? was he another wealthy sod like buchanan?
its better to name the new places in themes makes it easy to find...
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Postby yoker brian » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:34 pm

There's a few streets in Yoker with a Scottish borders connection, Hawick Street, Langholm Street (Except its no longer called that) Coldingham Avenue, Tweedvale Place, Kelso Street, Lasswade Street.
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Postby gordon » Tue Jan 23, 2007 9:37 pm

We've got vaguely highland ones round here - Glenfinnan, Glenfarg, Arisaig, Dunkeld, Rannoch etc.

And the obligatory 'Kessington Square' developers hole.
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Postby Armadillo » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:08 pm

Two young ladies of my acquaintance came down from the Hebrides to uni many years ago and spent their first afternoon in town trying - without success - to find a city centre street they'd heard somebody talking about, somewhere between Renfield Street and George Square, called Western Isles Street.

Think about it..........
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:09 pm

Dundas was the Lord Provost of Edinburgh who was an ardent supporter of the Forth and Clyde Canal, Port Dundas being named in his honour :)
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Postby DVF » Tue Jan 23, 2007 10:59 pm

Western Isles Road, Old Kilpatrick. All the streets in that development are named after towns or islands in the Western Isles and theres alot of them too.

The Parkhall area of Clydebank is named after types of trees.

Milton, Glasgow, is named after towns in the Shetlands.
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Postby Simba » Tue Jan 23, 2007 11:30 pm

Ah I noticed that when the recent stabbings/violence in Milton were reported!
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Postby Timchilli » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:24 am

I'm sure everyone on here's read most (if not all) of this:

The Origin & History of Glasgow's Streets

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»»» Timelapse : Glasgow «««

»»» A History of Scotstoun ««« (UPDATED: 26 June 2007)
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Postby hazy » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:34 pm

Knightswood. All the street names are lifted from from Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe. Why I know this. Who can tell ?
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Postby weasler » Wed Jan 24, 2007 1:46 pm

Clydebank streets were named as such
Boquanran - after writers poets, Shelley, Byron, Shakespeare and Dickens
North/Drumry - after Connections with Robert Burns, Jean Armour, Ellisland Kirkoswald and Mossgiel.
South/Drumry - after ships built in Clydebank, Queen Mary, Vanguard Montrose and Hood.
Parkhall - After Trees, Elm, Chestnut, Birch and Cedar.
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