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Aileen Smart

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Aileen Smart is a writer and lecturer on Scottish History. Brought up on the South Side of Glasgow, she now lives north of the Clyde, and is the author of two books describing neighbourhoods throughout the city. She has also escorted scores of visitors round this ever-changing and vibrant city.

Aileen Smart has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

Early times to 1560 - Neighbourhoods: Cathcart
The village of Cathcart grew up on the right bank of the White Cart river below the crag on which th...
Early times to 1560 - Neighbourhoods: Balornock
Balornock first appears on record in a Papal Bull dated 1171 in which "Budlornoc" along with Barlana...
1560 to 1770s - Neighbourhoods: Cathcart
Cathcart was the place where an important route from Glasgow to Ayrshire crossed the Cart by ford an...
1560 to 1770s - Neighbourhoods: Balornock
In 1652, two years after the Reformation, Canon William Baillie ensured the succession of the Bailli...
1770s to 1830s - Neighbourhoods: Shettleston
During this period handloom weaving continued and improved methods of agriculture were introduced, b...
1950s to The Present Day - Neighbourhoods: Shettleston
After the Second World War the rural aspect of the district continued to change with the building of...
1950s to The Present Day - Neighbourhoods: Baillieston
In the 1950s the remaining industries in the immediate Baillieston area began to disappear with the ...

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