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Rutherglen Glasgow Scotland

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Rutherglen comes from the Gaelic An Ruadh Ghleann - "the red valley". Rutherglen is a town located within the south-eastern suburbs of the city of Glasgow, Scotland near the town of Cambuslang. In 1975, it lost its own local council and administratively became part of the city of Glasgow. In 1996 it was reallocated to the South Lanarkshire council area.

Rutherglen Town HallThe town was famous until around 1910 for its annual horse fairs. It was the oldest royal burgh in Scotland, being more than 500 years older than Glasgow. It was also a centre of heavy industry, having a long coal mining tradition which died out by 1950, and also being home to the infamous White's chemical works up until the 1960s, which was responsible for the huge swathes of the area from southern Glasgow across to the town of Cambuslang being polluted with chromium waste. Rutherglen, along with most of the towns encircling the city, are now dormitory suburbs of Glasgow.

Clyde Football Club used to play in the area before moving to the former new town of Cumbernauld. The immediate area could be considered the cradle of Scottish football, with Hampden Park, the national stadium and home to Scotland's oldest football club Queen's Park F.C. being close by as well as Cathkin Park, the home of the defunct Third Lanark F.C. and not far to the north, Celtic Park, the home of Celtic F.C. . All of which (apart from Clyde's former ground) are located in the City of Glasgow.

The complete, up-to-date and editable article about Rutherglen Glasgow Scotland can be found at Wikipedia: Rutherglen Glasgow Scotland
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rutherglen%2C_Glasgow%2C_Scotland




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