HISTORY A TOWN APART
Although part of the Greater Glasgow conurbation, Giffnock is a town in its own right, and the administrative centre of East Renfrewshire. First mentioned in the 16th century, Giffnock was a scattered farming community until the Victorian period, when sandstone quarries opened here. Giffnock sandstone helped build many of Glasgow’s great landmarks, including Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery. With the coming of the rail and tramways in the mid-19th century, the town attracted wealthy professionals and business people escaping the smog of the city. Many of these ‘captains of industry’ built elegant villas, like Eastwoodhill House, which is at the heart of Five South.
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