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Burnside is located in Scotland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G73
Dialling code 0141
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55°49′06″N 4°12′07″W / 55.81846°N 4.201981°W / 55.81846; -4.201981

Burnside is a mostly residential area in the town of Rutherglen in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. Including the neighbourhoods of High Burnside and High Crosshill, respectively south and north-west of its main street, it borders Overtoun Park in Rutherglen plus several other residential areas of the town (Blairbeth, Cathkin, Eastfield, Fernhill, Springhall and Stonelaw), as well as western parts of neighbouring Cambuslang.

Burnside is the largest component of the Rutherglen South ward of South Lanarkshire Council, which has an overall population of around 15,000.

Burnside Blairbeth Church

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Burnside Blairbeth Church

The Burnside church was opened approximately 80 years ago, and was completely refurbished in 2002. In 2005, the Rev. David Easton retired after serving as minister there for 28 years. In September 2006, William Wilson was inducted to the vacant charge. Aside from two Sunday Services, there are Sunday Clubs for children and The Way, a club for secondary school students. The Blairbeth building, Roger Memorial, has Storykeepers a club for P1s to P3s and Megaquest a club for P4s to P7s.

Stonelaw Road

Stonelaw Road is the heart of the Burnside community. Shops around here include three cafes, a florist, several estate agents, three hairdressers, two banks (the Royal Bank of Scotland and the Bank of Scotland), Tesco, a newsagent, two takeaways, a betting shop, an undertaker, two pharmacies, two dentists, a beauty salon, an optician, an alterations shop, two bakers, including a Greggs, a picture framer, a petrol station, car wash and Italian restaurant. Recently a new Podiatry clinic opened which also offers Bowen Therapy and Hypnotherapy.


Burnside is home to two Scout Groups. The 185th (Glasgow Rutherglen) are based in Burnside Church, on Church Avenue. The 113th (Glasgow Rutherglen) are based in the Scout Hall, on Crawfurd Road.

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