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Aerial view of Milton from the east (2012)
Milton is located in Scotland
OS grid reference NS596697
• Edinburgh 66.676 km
• London 559.285 km
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Glasgow
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town GLASGOW
Postcode district G22 7
Dialling code 0141
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Glasgow North East
Scottish Parliament
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55°54′03″N 4°14′46″W / 55.900754°N 4.246217°W / 55.900754; -4.246217

Milton is a district in the Scottish city of Glasgow, situated north of the River Clyde. The housing scheme is about 2+12 miles (4 kilometres) north of Glasgow City Centre and forms part of the northern edge of the city's urban area.


Catholic and Methodist churches are located in nearby Liddesdale Square. The Methodist Church shares a Minister with the Methodist Church in Kilsyth and Colston Milton Church in Egilsay Crescent (Church of Scotland). The Church of Scotland Manse is located on Birsay Road.


The scheme suffered from poor social planning. Pubs, cinemas or community amenities were accessible only by bus/car. A community centre was built in Liddesdale Road in the early 1970s. No factories or industry offered jobs in the area. The scheme was part of the Maryhill parliamentary constituency.

The four shopping areas were Skerray Street, Scaraway Street, Westray Circus and Liddesdale Square. Buses 8, 29/129, M3 and 75 serve the area.

Community activists successfully campaigned to prevent the conversion of the site of the demolished Saint Augustine’s Secondary School into housing. Its future remains in doubt.

LoveMilton, a community development trust for the area, obtained planning permission for a multi-purpose, community facility.

Notable persons

  • Kenny Dalglish, footballer (Celtic, Liverpool and Scotland), whose first team played on the spare ground at Egilsay Street and was called "Milton Milan"
  • Stephen Maguire, snooker player
  • Frank McAvennie, footballer (Celtic, West Ham and Scotland)
  • Dylan McGeouch, footballer (Celtic, Hibernian, Aberdeen and Scotland)


Children attend the merged St. Ambrose and St. Augustine's schools known as St. Monica's (Milton) Primary School. This holds Milton's Community Campus. Non denomination schools in the area are Miltonbank Primary School and Chirnsyde Primary School.

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