About North Kelvin

North Kelvin in Glasgow’s West End lies mainly between the River Kelvin and the Forth and Clyde Canal. The bulk of the community council area falls within the Hillhead ward (2017 factsheet, PDF), with areas to the west of Queen Margaret Drive and north of Maryhill Road in the Maryhill and Canal wards respectively.

Local attractions include a busy row of shops and cafes on Queen Margaret Drive, two churches of very different architectural interest, and Alexander Greek Thomson’s Sixty Steps. The beautiful Kelvin Walkway passes through the area alongside the river, and there is an excellent cyclepath along the canal.

Try our interactive map!

You can check if you live in the North Kelvin area by entering your postcode here.

There’s more information on the area on the Wikipedia North Kelvinside page.

Take a tour

Maryhill Burgh Halls have produced an excellent guide to the area and its surroundings: South Maryhill Walking Trail. Pick up a printed copy at the Halls or download the app or pdf (also available in large A4 format). It’s free and packed with information.

Or you could try the Kelvin Bridges Heritage Trail (PDF) from the Institution of Civil Engineers, the first half of which falls within the North Kelvin area.


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