North Kelvin back lanes

Oban Lane

Oban Lane after a clean-up

Most of the back lanes in North Kelvin are so-called unadopted private lanes which are not serviced by Glasgow City Council. It is left up to the owners of the adjoining properties to manage the lanes.

For some time we have been involved in community clean-ups to try to keep the lanes tidy and to encourage residents to look after their own patch.

But more needs to be done, particularly where there are concerns related to bin-lorry access, fly-tipping or other antisocial behaviour.

We are therefore attempting to support local residents in managing their lanes. As a first step we are compiling a register of private lanes in North Kelvin along with any associated residents’ groups and known problems.

Please help us plug the gaps!

If you know of any lanes that aren’t mentioned below or have any information about any local group or problem associated with a lane, please let us know (add a comment below or contact us) and we will add the info to the list.

If you would like to find out more about forming a residents’ group, please come along to one of our meetings.

You can also help improve your local environment by becoming a Neighbourhood Improvement Volunteer.

North Kelvin lanes register

Residents’ group?
Botanic Crescent Lane
off Kelvin Drive
Clouston Lane
Doune Gardens Lane
Fergus Lane
Garrioch Crescent Lane
Garrioch Road Lane
Lothian Gardens Lane
Lyndhurst Gardens Lane
Mingarry Lane
Oban Lane
Yarrow Gardens Lane

Clouston Street lanes

Garrioch Road Lane runs along the west side of North Kelvin Meadow, and volunteers from the Meadow group have been helping to manage it, eg by cutting back vegetation and overhanging branches that were obstructing bin lorries. There is another lane off Clouston St on the east side of the Meadow.

Another unnamed lane runs parallel between Sanda and Mingarry streets, and Mingarry Lane is parallel between Mingarry Street and Queen Margaret Drive.

Clouston Lane is off the south side of Clouston Street.

Doune Gardens Lane

Issues identified: fly-tipping; bin lorry access.

Lyndhurst Gardens Lane

This serves four backcourt areas each of which has a separate block. The Dryburgh Gardens/Wilton St/Melrose Gardens block has had a backcourt association (DMW Association) for more than 40 years. There are 60 flats and each pays £100 per year, collected by factors and remitted to the Association. This funding pays for common repairs and also builds up a contingency fund if it is decided to undertake a major task.

Oban Lane

Off Queen Margaret Drive and Oban Drive. No residents’ association but the QMD traders usually arrange a clean-up prior to any of their events on the lane/drive. Not used by bin lorries. Top part largely overgrown by nettles.


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