About the area
Whiteinch means white island, a name which refers to the silvery sand bank in this section of the River Clyde. The sand bank was removed as part of the work carried to make the Clyde suitable for shipping, but stretches of sandy ground run throughout the area
Although the sand bank is long gone much of Whiteinch still feels like an island as it has become isolated from neighbouring communities by the Clydeside Expressway, the approach roads to the Clyde tunnel, the Thornwood/Sawmill roundabout and the industrial distributor road of South street. This has created a village feel and retention of community loyalty which was common through out the villages of Glasgow in earlier times. There are many different strands to life in Whiteinch.
Clubs & Sport Facilities
Doctors & Chemists
Some children in the west of the area attend Scotstoun Primary
None in our immediate area, local children attend ;
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Whiteinch is well connected by road both to the City and to the motorway network.
Buses run at frequent intervals and current Services include;
- First Bus No. 1 along Clyde Expressway, services 2 & 3 along Dumbarton Road service 15 Summerson/Queen Elizabeth University Hospitals via Maryhill (route) & service 77 Glasgow/Braehead (route) operates through the Clyde tunnel.
- Avondale 400 Partick/Drumchapel
Local Special Interest Groups
Whiteinch began to grow in Victorian times to provide housing for the workers and managers at the nearby yards. The original housing stock was a mixture of sandstone tenements cottages and terraces, although there has been some demolition of tenements much of the stock remains. The terraces and cottages are now protected by The Victoria Park Conservation Area. Summerfield Cottages is a row of small 2 storey terraced houses in a style more commonly found in industrial England. The tenements have been refurbished and hold a mixture of owner occupiers and tenants of the Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association
Social housing has been built in Whiteinch since the 1930’s and is mostly to be found to the south of Dumbarton Road. Much of the building was done to replace demolished tenements. The major social landlord in the area is now Whiteinch and Scotstoun Housing Association who have been able to build some family houses as well as modern flats.
In recent years there have been a number of small private housing developments scattered through out Whiteinch mostly of small affordable flats, but there is a group of small houses on Inchlee Street and the redevelopment of Whiteinch Baths includes 2 townhouses.
Whiteinch was created by the ship building and heavy engineering industries much of which are gone, but there is still a busy industrial zone running along the north bank of the Clyde from Ferryden Street to Yoker ending with the BAE Finishing Yard at Scotstoun which is still a major employer.
Main gate to Victoria Park is currently undergoing restoration (February 2013). Further information avaiable from Friends of Victoria Park here
Here is a document that was last updated in March 2012 detailing Victoria Park's conservation area status since December 1982, this is currently in the process of being updated.
Historic Scotland listed buildings.
The Whiteinch Foodbank is an initiative which aims to reach those most in need in the local community and surrounding areas. The Foodbank runs every Sunday from 1-3pm at the Whiteinch Community Centre (1 Northinch Court, G14 0UG). We distribute emergency food parcels to those in need of this kind of support. We offer various types of support depending on individual circumstances. The Foodbank is a drop-in service and individuals are welcome to stay for a hot drink as well as selecting items for their food parcel from the food store. Although we operate a voucher referral system with some local agencies, it is not necessary to be referred by an agency.
The vision for the Foodbank is to show practical love and kindness to those who need support. We also hope that we will be able to refer clients to other services for further support when deemed appropriate.
For further information/ any enquiries relating to the Foodbank please contact Rebecca Hutchison at firstname.lastname@example.org
Donating to the Foodbank
In order to keep the Foodbank running, we are always in need of non-perishable food items. Donations for the Foodbank can be left at Whiteinch Centre. There is also a box for donations by the offering basket at the Sunday service at Whiteinch Church of Scotland.
What do we need? (All Items should be in good date)
Tins of soup
Tinned meals e.g. Spaghetti Bolognese; Sausage casserole; Chicken curry; Fray Bentos pies
Tinned fish/meat e.g. tuna; salmon; ham; pork
Jars of pasta sauces
Tinned fruit e.g. peaches; pineapple
Tinned desserts e.g. rice pudding; custard
Tinned vegetables e.g. peas; sweetcorn
Soup mix, lentils
Information courtesy of http://www.whiteinchchurch.org/work/lovewhiteinch/foodbank/