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Scotstoun is a district of Glasgow, Scotland, northwest of Glasgow City Centre. It is bounded by Yoker to the west, Whiteinch to the east, Jordanhill to the north and the River Clyde (and Braehead beyond) to the south.
Scotstoun was until the early 1860s the site of the Oswald family estate, which was centred around Scotstoun House . By 1861 the westward march of the shipbuilding yards had reached Scotstoun with the opening of the Connell's Scotstoun Yard. This led to the break-up of the estate, as portions were sold off for housing, to create a park (Victoria Park ) and for further industrial development (iron, engineering and shipbuilding) along the river. The southern part of Scotstoun is characterised by late 19th/ early 20th Century tenements, whilst to the north it is mostly inter- and post-war local authority housing.
Scotstoun is today home to a primary school, and formely a secondary school, Victoria Drive, which was closed and demolished in 1998. Scotstoun has recently undergone new housing development and is also the site of the new Scotstoun Leisure Centre, opened in 1994, hosting Scotstoun Stadium, an international athletics venue, and the Scottish National Badminton Academy.
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