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 (1 and 2 on the map below), and Alexander Greek Thomson’s Sixty Steps (3). The beautiful Kelvin Walkway passes through the area alongside the river, and there is an excellent walkway/cyclepath along the canal.

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  1. St Charles’ Church
  2. Mackintosh Queen’s Cross
  3. The Sixty Steps
  4. North Kelvin Meadow and the Children’s Wood
  5. Firhill Stadium, home to Partick Thistle
  6. Firhill Basin for watersports and nature
  7. NKCC Noticeboard opposite Kelvinbridge​ Parish Church, Belmont St
  8. Ruchill Park flagpole, for views across the city.

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

You can find out what Council facilities and services are available by using the City Council mapping tool.

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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2 comments

  • Suzanne Barltrop

    Is North Kelvinside Council involved in protecting the sports field behind Kirklee Road and on Bellshaugh Road
    for the benefit of Clevedon School. Children and the local community.
    Kelvindale Academy are again trying to aquire it
    Who do I contact to help local residents keep this land for the use of local people

  • Sorry, this isn’t in our area – think it’s probably Dowanhill, Hyndland and Kelvinside Community Council. Maybe try their facebook page?

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