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Tower at Berryknowes Ave, Halfway, Glasgow, 1983
Halfway is located in Scotland
Halfway
Halfway
OS grid reference NS540638
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G52
Dialling code 0141
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Glasgow South West
Scottish Parliament
  • Glasgow Pollok
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UK
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55°50′43″N 4°20′00″W / 55.845247°N 4.333383°W / 55.845247; -4.333383

Halfway, also known as Halfwayhouse (Scottish Gaelic: Taigh Letheach Slighe), is a neighbourhood on the south-west side of the city of Glasgow, Scotland. Once a small village in its own right, sitting on the original Renfrewshire-Lanarkshire border, the area takes its name from the fact that it lies equidistant between Glasgow and Paisley at a distance of 3 miles (5 kilometres) from each ('Three Mile House' was situated on Paisley Road West, but has long since gone, although 'Two Mile House' built and owned by the various railway companies at the junction of Dumbreck Road survived into the 1980s).

In 1926, Halfwayhouse and a handful of neighbouring villages including Cardonald, Hillington and Crookston were annexed to the ever-expanding city of Glasgow. This resulted in the renaming of many local roads to prevent duplication with ones in Glasgow.

Through the 1940s and 1950s, Halfwayhouse was developed significantly to the point where there is very little trace of the original village on what is still the main road between Glasgow and Paisley.

The area is bordered by two cemeteries: Craigton Cemetery to the north overlooked by the 1950s Moss Heights multi-storey apartments and Cardonald Cemetery to the south, adjoining the Mosspark neighbourhood.

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