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Bridgeton is located in Scotland
OS grid reference NS610641
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G40
Dialling code 0141
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Glasgow Central
Scottish Parliament
  • Glasgow Shettleston
List of places
55°51′00″N 4°13′18″W / 55.8500°N 4.2218°W / 55.8500; -4.2218

Bridgeton (Scots: Brigtoun, Scottish Gaelic: Baile na Drochaid) is a district to the east of Glasgow city centre. Historically part of Lanarkshire, it is bounded by Glasgow Green to the west, Dalmarnock to the east and south, Calton to the north-west at Abercromby Street/London Road and Gallowgate to the north-east.

Notable people

  • Elky Clark, boxer
  • Bobby Dougan, footballer
  • Don Greenlees, footballer
  • David Hayman, actor
  • Archie Kyle, footballer
  • Henry May, recipient of the Victoria Cross
  • Frankie Miller, rock musician
  • Willie Miller MBE, footballer
  • Lorraine Kelly, TV presenter
  • Lonnie Donegan, skiffle musician
  • Jim Diamond, singer and musician
  • William Sheret, showjumper
  • John Paul Young, singer
  • Jim Watt, boxer
  • Billy Mack, Actor
  • Rev William John Thomson (born 1852 in Ireland) Free Church minister of Bridgeton 1879 to 1882. The only known minister "loosed" (fired) for constant intoxication.

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